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Michael Piggin bomb plot trial jury shown weapons

Swastika flag above Michael Piggin's bed Image copyright Greater Manchester Police
Image caption A cache of weapons and a swastika flag were found in Michael Piggin's bedroom, the jury heard

The jury in the trial of a teenager accused of planning a "Columbine-style" attack has been shown weapons and a swastika flag found in his bedroom.

Michael Piggin, 18, from Loughborough, denies two charges under the Terrorism Act.

On Wednesday the Old Bailey was shown pictures of petrol bombs, a crossbow, a machete and several air rifles he had.

A Che Guevara notebook was also found with tactics for carrying out an attack on a mosque and his old school.

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Image caption Michael Piggin denies two charges under the Terrorism Act

Other exhibits shown to the jury included pictures of a swastika flag hanging above Mr Piggin's bed and images of partially assembled pipe bombs.

Mr Piggin, of Beaumont Road, Shelthorpe, admits three charges of possessing explosives but denies possessing articles for a purpose connected with terrorism and having a document containing information likely to be useful for committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

He also denies possession of the Mujahideen Poisons Handbook, which is banned under terrorism laws.

The trial continues.

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Image caption Molotov cocktails were among the weapons recovered by police

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