Three Loughborough teenagers deny terrorism charges

Three 17-year-olds accused of having home-made bombs and weapons for terrorism have denied the charges.

The boys from Leicestershire, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty during a hearing at the Old Bailey.

One teenager is alleged to have had information on a planned attack and how to make bombs.

Two others deny having petrol bombs for terrorism and with the intention of causing an explosion.

The three, all from Loughborough, are charged under the Terrorism Act and the Explosive Substances Act.

The court heard one of the boys was found to have nine partially assembled petrol bombs and a quantity of partially assembled pipe bombs, when police raided his house in February last year.

He also had three .22 rifles, a blank-firing pistol and three BB guns.

The other two were also found to have petrol bombs, explosive substances and pipe bombs.

A provisional trial date at the Old Bailey, has been set for 11 November.

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