Teenager admits terror charges

A 16-year-old boy arrested in Northamptonshire last year has admitted possessing explosive chemicals and bomb-making books. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to two terror charges at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.

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Sixteen-year-old admits to owning explosive substances

A 16-year-old boy has admitted to possessing explosive substances and a host of literature, including a book on how to make the explosive Semtex – a homemade C4 bomb.

The boy, who also admitted to owning prohibited images of children, purchased explosive substances – namely sulphur powder and potassium nitrate.

He also admitted possession of numerous books and manuals, of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

Material included various terrorism handbooks, military manuals and bomb-making anarchistic literature and diagrams.

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