Terror accused pair charged with making home-made explosives

Two men have appeared in court accused of manufacturing improvised explosive devices with a view to committing terror attacks in the UK.

Kurdish Iraqis Farhad Salah, 22, and Andy Starr, 31, appeared at the Old Bailey via video-link on Friday, charged with preparation of terrorist acts.

The charge alleges that on a date on or before December 19 2017, the men conducted research into the manufacture of explosive substances.

It further says they obtained the component chemicals to make explosive substances, the component parts for the use in the construction of improvised explosive devices, and manufactured and tested explosive substances and improvised explosive devices with a view to committing attacks in the UK.

Chesterfield fish-and-chip shop owner Starr, and Salah, from Sheffield, were arrested on December 19.

They are due to next appear at Sheffield Crown Court for a pre-trial hearing on March 16.

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