A MAN has been charged after an explosive package was delivered to a house.

The package contained a number of 300ml lighter gas canisters and wirings and was taken to Othello Close, Colchester.

It exploded when it was opened on December 21 last year.

Unemployed Wayne Jeffries of Glisson Square, Colchester, has been charged with causing an explosion likely to endanger life or property.

Jeffries, 54, is due to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on December 19.