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Terrorism charges denied by 22-year-old.

A TEESSIDE terror suspect has appeared at the Old Bailey to deny a range of charges.

Anwar Driouich is accused of possessing extremist magazines and 10kg of an explosive substance.

The 22-year-old faces one count of possessing an explosive substance and seven counts of possessing a document likely to be useful to a person preparing or committing an act of terrorism.

Appearing at the Old Bailey in London via video link from Belmarsh Prison on Friday, Driouich denied all eight charges.

He is accused of unlawfully possessing 10kg of the explosive substance ammonium nitrate, as well as copies of the al-Qaeda propaganda magazine Inspire on August 31 2019.

Driouich is also accused of having documents entitled "Anarchy Cookbook Version 2000" and "Bloody Brazilian Knife Fighting Techniques".

Judge Anthony Leonard QC remanded Driouich, of The Avenue, Teesville, Middlesbrough in custody.

He will appear again at the same court on February 12.

Driouich was arrested in London in September and questioned by counter terrorism unit officers.

Three properties around Middlesbrough were searched by officers.

A large cordon was in place around a home for a number of days.

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Publication:Sunday Sun (Newcastle, England)
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Date:Feb 9, 2020
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