Boy, 14, in court on terror charges

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Published: Friday 24th April 2015 by The News Editor

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A 14-year-old British boy accused of encouraging a man in Australia to carry out a terrorist beheading and attack a war remembrance event has appeared in court.

The teenager from Blackburn – thought to be the youngest person charged with Islamist-related terror offences in the UK- was arrested last weekend in connection with an alleged Anzac Day plot.

He was remanded in custody to youth detention accommodation after District Judge Emma Arbuthnot turned down a bail application at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London.

The boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was ch arged yesterday with two counts of inciting terrorism overseas.

Between March 15 and 26 he is said to have incited another person to commit an act of terrorism, “namely to carry out an attack at an Anzac parade in Australia with the aim of killing and/or causing serious injury to people”.

It is also alleged that on March 18 he incited another person to behead a member of the public in Australia.

The boy, dressed in a police-issue grey tracksuit, spoke in a soft voice and stood with his arms folded as he confirmed his name, age and address at the start of the hearing.

Published: Friday 24th April 2015 by The News Editor

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