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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.
A 15-year-old boy from Blackburn has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to inciting terrorism by encouraging the murder of police officers during an Anzac Day parade in Australia.
The youngster, who cannot be named for legal reasons, entered his plea via video link from Manchester Crown Court.
Wearing a grey shirt and tie, the boy spoke only to plead guilty.
The charge states that between March 15 2014 and March 26 the boy incited a person to commit an act of terrorism wholly or partly outside the UK, namely the murder of police officers during an attack on a parade to commemorate Anzac Day in Australia.
A second charge of inciting terrorism overseas in relation to beheading a person in Australia was dropped by the prosecution
They were described as the couple that you wished you lived next door to.
That was one of the many tributes to Dennis and Elaine Thwaites who were killed in the Tunisia terror attack.
Their funeral was held in Lytham, in the sunshine with people in the town stopping as the cortege passed.
Victoria Grimes reports.
The funeral's taking place for a couple from Blackpool who were killed in the Tunisia beach attacks.
Former footballer Denis Thwaites and his wife Elaine were gunned down died along with 37 others in Sousse last month.
Family and friends paid their respects to the couple at the service at Fairhaven United Reformed Church in Lytham.
Former Birmingham City footballer Alan Campbell described Denis as "a fun person to be with."
The funeral is taking place of a Blackpool couple who were killed in the Tunisia beach massacre.
The service for Denis and Elaine Thwaites is being held at Fairhaven United Reform Church in Lytham St Annes
The funeral service is taking place