Man charged with possessing explosives

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LONDON, Nov 11 (Reuters) British police charged a Yorkshire man today with possessing explosives.

Risk analyst Peter Stephen Hill, 23, of Skipton, North Yorkshire, is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court tomorrow after being charged under the Explosive Substances Act 1883.

Charges against him say Hill had ''an explosive substance, namely component parts including sodium chlorate, sugar, hexamine tablets, matches, bearings, a metal hollow tube and acetone''.

Hill was arrested in Leeds on Wednesday by Metropolitan Police officers, and a domestic and a business property were searched in Skipton.

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