December 9 2013 Latest news:
Monday, October 21, 2013
Two men from London have appeared in court this morning charged with terror offences.
Appearing in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, they were identified only as AB and as CD after an application to keep their names secret.
Both were charged under Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000, relating to the alleged possession of a computer file including information on bomb making.
The first man, AB, was also charged with preparing a terrorist act contrary to section five of the Terrorism Act 2006.
And the second man, CD, was also charged with possession of a false passport under the Identity Document Act 2010.
An application by Michael Atkinson, prosecuting, for the names of the defendants not to be released to protect was allowed by District judge Michael Snow on the grounds it could affect the security of an ongoing investigation.
The judges said it was necessary ‘to prevent the administration of justice from being damaged’.
They two men will next appear in custody at the Old Bailey on November 18.
The pair were arrested by police during an operation across London on Sunday, October 13. AB and CD were stopped by officers in a car in Mansell Street, near the Tower of London.
Two other men arrested as part of the same operation were freed without charge on Saturday, the Metropolitan Police Service confirmed.