Chingford teenager to become first terror suspect to appear at youth court

Teenager to become first terror suspect to appear at youth court

The trial will take place at Westminster Magistrates’ Court (Stock image)

Monday, April 10, 2017

A teenager is set to become the first person to stand trial at a youth court as a terror suspect.

The 16-year-old has not been named, but will stand trial for allegedly spreading Al Qaeda propaganda online, according to Court News UK.

It is claimed that he downloaded and shared the group's English-language magazine Inspire.

The teenager, from Chingford, east London, is also said to have allegedly shared a video called 'How to construct an Improvised Explosive Device,' through encrypted messaging app Telegram.

He has denied two counts of dissemination of terrorist publications and one count of collecting of information contrary to section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

His four-day trial will begin on July 31 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, which will sit as a youth court.

Before he goes on trial, the suspect must adhere to bail conditions by reporting to local youth services and his local police station.

He has also had to give his passport to the Metropolitan police and must observe a curfew between 9pm and 7am until the trial.