Michael Piggin terror trial: Jury discharged

Michael Piggin Michael Piggin denies two charges under the Terrorism Act

The jury in the trial of a Leicestershire teenager accused of terrorism offences has been discharged.

Michael Piggin, 18, of Shelthorpe, Loughborough went on trial at the Old Bailey this week.

He has denied one charge of possessing articles for a purpose connected with terrorism. The items allegedly include partially constructed bombs, airguns and a crossbow.

A re-trial will start at the Old Bailey on Monday.

Mr Piggin also denies having notes about planning an attack and possessing a poisons handbook that is banned under terrorism laws.

On Thursday two jurors were discharged.

The judge made a decision to start the trial again with a new jury.

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