A Portuguese man charged in connection with the discovery of home-made bombs near Gatwick airport will face trial in September.

At Lewes Crown Court today Jose Pestana, 41, of Langley Parade, Langley Green, Crawley, denied two charges relating to the possession of explosives.

Pestana, who spoke through an interpreter, is accused of having gas cylinders, pyrotechnic powder and fuses with intent to endanger life.

He was remanded in custody until September 22.