A man accused of sending explosives in iPhone boxes via the post has been denied bail.

Ovidijus Margelis, 26, was arrested on Saturday in Cambridge after a suspicious package was discovered in Cricklewood two days earlier.

He is charged with three counts of attempting to cause an explosion, or making or keeping explosives with intent to endanger life or property.

It emerged one of the devices was sent to a mum-of-three.

He is also charged with possession or controlling an article for use in fraud, possessing or controlling identity documents with intent, and making proceeds of crime using criminal property, all on September 12 as well as making fraud by false representation.

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Police in Cambridge on Saturday. Photo: SWNS

The university student, born in Lithuania, appeared via video link at Westminster Magistrates Court today (September 14)

He appeared via video link in a prison-issued grey tracksuit and only spoke to say he understood what was said by the chief magistrate.

No plea was entered.

Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot said: “I will deny bail for now but may reconsider the matter next Monday.”