Manchester

Terror documents-accused Umer Farooq admits charges

A man from Greater Manchester has admitted possession of terrorist documents containing details of how to make explosives, poisons and mines.

Umer Farooq, of Stockport, appeared at the Old Bailey by videolink admitting 14 counts of possession of material that could be useful to a terrorist.

The material included copies of al-Qaeda magazine Inspire and the Terrorist Handbook Of Explosives.

Farooq, 34, was remanded in custody until 16 November for sentencing.

Other documents included information about "home-made" C4 explosives, guns with silencers, "home-built mines" and "silent killing".

One computer file contained information about the collection of evidence at crime scenes, while another bore the title "Black medicine: the dark art of death".

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