Secret terror trial set to start

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Published: Monday 13th October 2014 by The News Editor

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The first major terror trial in the UK to be heard almost entirely in secret is due to get under way today.

Erol Incedal, formerly known in the case as AB, is accused of preparing acts of terrorism and possessing a document entitled Bomb Making.

The 26-year-old, from London, will appear at the Old Bailey before Mr Justice Nicol for the start of a trial in which the “core” of the evidence will be heard behind closed doors.

Part of the prosecution’s opening statement will be heard in public as well as the verdict and any potential sentence, following a ruling at the High Court.

The first charge under section 5(1) of the Terrorism Act 2006 states that between February 1 2012 and October 14 2013 Incedal intended to commit acts of terrorism or assist another to commit them.

In the second charge under the Terrorism Act 2000, he is accused of possessing a document “likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism” on or before October 13 2013.

Incedal is in custody. The trial is expected to last four weeks.

Published: Monday 13th October 2014 by The News Editor

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