A 16-year-old boy from Northamptonshire has appeared in court charged with terrorism offences after he was allegedly found with books on how to make improvised bombs, landmines and explosives.
A teenager has appeared in court charged with possessing explosive substances and terrorist manuals.
The 16-year-old appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with a range of terrorism offences, including the possession of about 20 books about how to make improvised bombs.
Northamptonshire Police yesterday confirmed he had been charged with possessing explosive substances as well as indecent Manga cartoon images of children.
The former Northamptonshire schoolboy, who cannot been named for legal reasons, was arrested in the county earlier this year.
The teenager is charged with knowingly possessing explosive substances, namely sulphur powder and potassium nitrate, between January 1, 2012 and February 26, 2012, contrary to Section 4 of the Explosives Substances Act 1883.
He is also charged with possessing a record of information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism between October 1, 2011 and February 26, 2012, contrary to Section 58(1)(b) of the Terrorism Act 2000.
These include books and manuals, details of which were released as part of the charges.
The youth also faces a further charge of possessing a record of information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, namely a book containing a drawing of an improvised explosive device between October 1, 2011 and February 26, 2012, contrary to Section 58(1)(b) of the Terrorism Act 2000.
He will next appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on January 23.