Call centre worker accused of owning Isis manuals to stand trial

Call centre worker accused of owning Isis manuals to stand trial

Nathan Saunders will stand trial at the Old Bailey

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A call centre worker accused of downloading Islamic State manuals has been ordered by a senior judge to stand trial this summer.

Nathan Saunders faces five charges of possessing a record, the kind which is likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

The man, from Tredegar in Wales, was arrested on February 8 and four issues of the Isis publication Rumiyah were allegedly found on his phone.

He also allegedly owned a copy of the Anarchist Cookbook.

Saunders has made his first appearance at the Old Bailey and spoke to confirm his name. Justice Holroyde has now set a timetable for the case and ordered it to be heard by Judge Richard Marks QC at the Old Bailey.

A plea and case management hearing has been set for June 9 with a provisional seven-day trial to begin on August 7.

Saunders was remanded in custody and will attend the next hearing via a video link.