A MAN has been charged after a bomb disposal unit was sent to a Southampton address.

Pascal Knorr-Gulde of Bond Road has been charged with manufacturing a weapon, device or ammunition.

And, the making of/possession of explosives under suspicious circumstances.

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The 47-year-old is in police custody and will appear at Southampton Magistrates Court on Monday, June 22.

It comes following a police raid in Bond Road on Friday night.

A 40-year-old man was also questioned as part of the same investigation but released on bail until July 17.

Officers will reportedly remain in the area over the coming days to continue their enquiries.

On Saturday an explosive ordnance disposal team helped the property which was raided.

Meanwhile, two neighbouring houses were evacuated as a precaution.

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Residents have since returned home and the area has been made safe, according to police.

A police spokesperson said: " We understand that the local community may be concerned about this police activity, however it important to keep you informed about what is happening in your neighbourhood. We do not believe there is any wider risk to public at this time.

"Officers from the Southampton East Neighbourhood Policing Team will be carrying out patrols in the area today (Sunday)."

Anyone who has information that could help police with the investigation is urged to call 101 and quote 44200222943.

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Alternatively, they should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.