Dental student faces trial over preparing terror attack

Dental student faces trial over preparing terror attack

05 Jul 2017

A 24-year-old student from Huddersfield appeared in court after being charged with preparing terrorist acts and possessing terrorist documents. Mohammed Abbas Awan, who studies dentistry at Sheffield University appeared at the Old Bailey on 30 June for a preliminary hearing.

Last month Mr Awan was arrested after being accused of conducting research into steel ball bearings, slingshots and cold steel knives as part of what the prosecution alleges was early attack planning.

He was remanded in custody until he appeared in court last week.

Mr Awan is also alleged to have been in possession of a recording of an al-Qaeda camp showing weapons training.

A trial will be held on 10 November later this year.