Girl, 16, set for court on terror charges


A 16-year-old girl will make a further appearance in court today accused of terror offences.

The youngster from Manchester, who cannot be named because of her age, is accused of two offences under section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

It is alleged that on or before April 3 this year, the girl possessed a document containing information of a kind likely to be of use to a person preparing or committing an act of terrorism, namely a recipe for explosives and the same charge relating to a document.

She was held by police in April following an investigation by the North West Counter Terrorism Unit.

The girl, who is on bail, will appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court later today.