Police discover more explosives at Frankston property

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Arson and Explosives Squad detectives have located a small amount of explosives at a house at Frankston.

The News believes the explosives to be gelignite.

A local tradesman doing building works at the property today came across the explosives secreted in the house and alerted police immediately.

Frankston SES were called in to help after the initial gelignite was removed from the property. They helped clear the area so the Bomb Response Unite could do a thorough search.

The explosives will be taken to a quarry in Skye and disposed of under the direction of the forensic explosives chemist and WorkSafe Victoria.

Police attended the same property on Monday 5 August where they allegedly located a quantity of explosives.

The explosives were taken to the same quarry for safe disposal.

A 63-year-old Frankston man was charged with possess explosives and faced Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 8 August where he was remanded in custody.

The matter is still under investigation.

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