Manchester man, 20, charged with terrorism offence

A 20-year-old man from Manchester has appeared in court accused a terrorism offence.

Abdul Rahman Benhammedi, of Springbridge Road, Whalley Range, is charged with possession of an article for a purpose connected with terrorism.

Westminster Magistrates' Court heard the charge relates to a USB memory stick containing sniper training manuals.

Mr Benhammedi was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on July 31.

The court heard Mr Benhammedi holds dual British and Libyan nationality and was stopped at Manchester Airport on July 4 as he returned from Libya.

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