Man charged after explosives found on Welsh farm

Specialist counter-terrorism officers raided the Carmarthenshire farm
Specialist counter-terrorism officers raided the Carmarthenshire farm

A 57-year-old man has been charged after explosives and poisons were found at a Carmarthenshire farm.

Russell Wadge from Baglan Farm, Trimsaran, appeared before Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on Wednesday (19 June).

He is charged with one offence contrary to section 4 of the Explosive Substances Act of 1883 and four offences contrary section 3 of the Poisons Act 1972.

Officers from the Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit (WECTU) executed a search warrant at his farm where a specialist search took place after chemicals were found at the premises.



There was no risk to neighbouring properties or to the general public.

While a search of the property has concluded, a police cordon remains in place.



Mr Wadge will appear before Swansea Crown Court next month.