London home: A man has been charged after an explosive device was posted to a home in London as part of an alleged scam to obtain refunds from retailers.
Ovidijus Margelis, 26, is accused of three counts of attempting to cause an explosion, fraud by false representation, possession of an article for use in fraud, possession of a false identity document and money laundering.
The student, who is Lithuanian, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
Mr Margelis was arrested by counter-terror police in Cambridge on Saturday.
The Metropolitan Police said the arrest related to a suspicious package that was received via post at a residential address in Cricklewood on Thursday.
Specialist officers made a “small improvised explosive device” safe and said there was no risk to the local community. Two other devices were later found.
Margelis, a third year business management student at Anglia Ruskin University, is due to appear in the same court on 21 September.The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment.
Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium.