Fatah Mohammed Abdullah, 33, appeared at the Old Bailey on Monday charged with preparing an act of terrorism between April 9 and December 11 last year contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

The charge states he bought a knife and a balaclava as well as “explosive pre-cursors”, and compiled instructions on how to make gunpowder.

Abdullah also searched online for guides on how to make explosives and for the remaining components to make an improvised explosive device (IED), such as a pressure cooker and nails, it is claimed.

Adbullah appeared at the Old Bailey by video-link from Belmarsh prison, speaking only to confirm his name.

The judge, Mr Justice Sweeney, set a provisional trial date of June 3.

Abdullah, from Arthur’s Hill in Newcastle, is yet to enter a plea.

He was remanded in custody.

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