Explosives charge drama in Filton Ave

August 01 2018

A specialist army search team has been called in to examine a property in Filton Avenue after a man was charged with possessing/controlling explosives with intent to endanger life/ injure property.

Matthew Glynn, 37, appeared before Bristol Magistrates on Wednesday 25 July and has been remanded in custody until his next hearing.

Police initially attended the address on Monday, July 23, after being contacted by a concerned member of the public.

The cordon and road closures around the property on Filton Avenue, Bristol are now expected to remain in place for up to three days. Filton Avenue remains closed between Berry Lane and Lockleaze Road and motorists are asked to follow the local diversions in place. 

Inspector Rob Cheeseman said: “We’ve taken advice from the army experts and unfortunately due to the complexity of the scene we’re going to have to ask residents to continue to stay away from home.

“We’re very grateful for the support and understanding of everyone affected and we’re sorry for the added inconvenience. Our priority is to keep everyone safe and the army will make sure there’s nothing else in the house which poses any further risk. We’re all working to get everyone home as soon as is safe.”

Displaced residents have been given advice on what to do if the continued closure causes any accommodation problems.

Filton Avenue Primary School remains open as a place of refuge – although currently no one is making use of this facility.