Boy, 16, charged with terrorism offences

A 16-year-old boy from Northamptonshire has been charged with explosives and terrorism offences after he was found with books on how to make improvised bombs.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, did not attend a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court today but he's due to appear on March 11th at Birmingham Youth Court.

The boy was arrested at his home in Bugbrooke in February last year. He's charged with possessing explosive substances.