Guilty pleas in terror manual trial

Published: Friday 9th January 2015 by The News Editor

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A terror suspect has pleaded guilty to three offences including possession of a field manual for making bombs.

French-Algerian Lyes Outiren, 44, admitted at Kingston Crown Court two counts of possessing a document or record containing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

These included four internet links to jihadist material and part of a bomb-making e-book. The offences took place in April and August 2012, the court heard.

Outiren, from Newquay in Cornwall, also pleaded guilty to one count of disseminating a terrorist publication in May 2012 when he emailed documents to al Qaida publication Inspire.

Police arrested him in what was described at the time as a pre-planned operation in November 2013.

Judge Paul Dodgson told the defendant: “I will remand you in custody and will deal with your case as soon as convenient for all the parties.”

Sentencing was fixed for January 30, when the case will be opened by the prosecution.

The judge added : “It is going to be custody, the only question is how long.

“The Terrorism Act is a very wide field and the court of appeal has done its best to provide guidance.

“We are picking very carefully through these authorities.”

Published: Friday 9th January 2015 by The News Editor

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