A 41-year-old man from Ilfracombe has been charged with unlawful possession of explosives. It comes after armed police and a military explosives team were called to an address in Osborne Road on Friday afternoon. Neighbouring properties were evacuated due to concerns for public safety. Police continued to search the address on Saturday after a number of items were removed for examination. Residents were able to return to their homes at around 11pm on Saturday evening. The man charged is due to appear in court tomorrow.