Tees

Middlesbrough terror suspect appears in court

Police van at The Avenue
Image caption Police carried out inquiries at three properties on Teesside after Anwar Driouich's arrest last month

A man has appeared in court charged with terrorism offences and possessing explosives.

Anwar Driouich, of The Avenue, Middlesbrough, is accused of seven counts of possessing a document likely to be useful to a person preparing or committing an act of terrorism.

He is also charged with one count of making or possessing an explosive.

The 21-year-old appeared before Westminster magistrates on Saturday and is due at the Old Bailey on 4 October.

Details of the charge allege that on 31 August, Mr Driouich "had in his possession or under his control 10kg of ammonium nitrate in circumstances which gave rise to a reasonable suspicion it was not for a lawful object".

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