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Cumbrian man to face trial over terrorism offence

Shane Fletcher was charged earlier this month with an offence under the Terrorism Act. Photo: PA

A 20-year-old man alleged to have kept a handwritten diary with detailed instructions on how to make pipe bombs and napalm will go on trial later this year.

Shane Fletcher, of Wastwater Avenue, Workington in Cumbria, was charged earlier this month with an offence under the Terrorism Act.

The defendant, who appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday via video link, is said to have had a note in the diary stating "Humanite (sic) is cancer and therefore needs destroyed!"

Fletcher is accused of collecting or making a record of information on or before March 10 of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, namely instructions on how to make pipe bombs and napalm.

A week-long trial has been set for September 3 in Manchester.

The defendant is due to appear for a preliminary hearing on June 26 at Manchester Crown Court in Crown Square.