Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:11 pm
A 15-year old girl, is to face trial in Britain on terror charges after she was allegedly caught with a bomb-making video and instructions on how to build a home-made gun using a 3D printer.
The schoolgirl, who could not be identified because of her age, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday by video-link for a case management hearing.
She was charged with five counts of possessing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism on dates in August and September 2020.
The charges relate to a bomb-making video as well as digital documents named Improvised Munitions Handbook, Expedient Homemade Firearms, Kitchen Improvised Fertiliser Explosives and Making Plastic Explosives from Bleach.
She was further charged with a count of possessing an article in circumstances which gave rise to a reasonable suspicion that it was for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism on August 22, 2020 .
The article is a zip file alleged to contain instructions on how to make a home-made firearm using a 3D printer.
The girl, who is from Derbyshire, denied all of the charges and will face a four-day trial at Nottingham Youth Court on August 24.
Wearing a grey sweater, she sat sipping from a mug during Thursday’s hearing.
The Chief Magistrate, Paul Goldspring, remanded her into a local authority accommodation until her next appearance on July 15. (dpa/NAN)