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Prosecution is about to open its case against Ednane Mahmood- a 19 year old from Blackburn who is charged with terrorism offences.
A 19-year-old man from Blackburn has gone on trial accused of trying to travel to Syria to engage in acts of terrorism.
The prosecution has opened its case against Ednane Mahmood at Manchester Crown Court this morning, saying he travelled as far as Bulgaria but never got to Syria.
Prosecution case is that Mr Mahmood planned to travel to Syria to engage in acts of terrorism. He flew to Bulgaria but never got to Syria.
He faces terrorism charges including sharing a terrorist publication. The trial is expected to last two weeks.
Jury told Mr Mahmood's family didn't know he was trying to get to Syria but police later found a letter which read 'I have gone to fight.'
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A 19-year-old man from Blackburn has denied trying to travel to Syria to engage in acts of terrorism.
Ednane Mahmood is charged with disseminating a terrorist publication and engaging in conduct in preparation of acts of terrorism.
He appeared at Manchester Crown Court to deny the two charges after being arrested after allegedly attempting to travel to Syria to engage in acts of terrorism.
The teenager is accused of providing a service to others to enable them to obtain, read, listen to or look at a terrorist publication between June 1 and November 25 last year.
He is charged with providing links to poems and other propaganda, and at the time of doing so was reckless as whether his conduct would be a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
Mahmood is further charged with the intention of committing acts of terrorism on or before September 21 2014 in that he engaged in conduct, namely planning to travel to Syria in order to engage in acts of terrorism.
He was placed on conditional bail until his trial date on October 26 at Manchester Crown Court.