Leicester

Loughborough teenagers in court over bomb charges

Three 17-year-olds from Leicestershire have appeared in court charged with offences under the Terrorism Act or the Explosive Substances Act.

One boy faces charges including having an offensive weapon, a poisons handbook and articles for terrorism.

The second is charged with intention of causing an explosion and the third with having petrol bombs for terrorism.

All three, from Loughborough, appeared at the Old Bailey by videolink and were remanded in custody until 28 June.

No pleas were entered.

They were arrested in February when their homes were raided by counter terrorism officers from Greater Manchester Police and Leicestershire Police.

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