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Man in court over 'UK first' Ukraine terror offences

Ben Stimson Image copyright Russian VK
Image caption It is thought to be the first terror charges in the UK related to the eastern Ukraine conflict

A man has appeared in court charged with two terrorism offences linked to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Benjamin Stimson, 41, of Oldham, Greater Manchester appeared before Westminster magistrates over offences under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 7 October.

They are believed to be the first terrorism charges in the UK relating to the conflict.

Mr Stimson is accused of involving the intention of committing acts of terrorism and engaging in conduct in preparation for giving effect to his intention, and with the intention of committing acts of terrorism and assisting acts of terrorism.

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