Terror accused plead not guilty

Six men pleaded not guilty when they appeared in court today in connection with terrorism charges.

The men, all from Birmingham, face an allegation that they took part in activities including the manufacture of an improvised explosive device, the acquisition of firearms and other weapons and the purchase of motor vehicles connected with the charges.

Three of them were arrested on the M1 in South Yorkshire las summer. It was alleged that a cache of weapons was found in that vehicle along with a note addressed to the English Defence League, which was planning a rally in Dewsbury that day.