Black Country teenager accused of considering Islamic State terror attack

A teenager has appeared in court on seven terror-related charges after being arrested in the Black Country.

Nuh Raheel, 19, was arrested in Wednesbury by the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command and charged with seven counts of possession of articles for terrorist purposes, Westminster Magistrates' Court heard on Monday.

Prosecutors told the court Raheel had allegedly been found in possession of articles with instructions on "hostage taking, vehicle attacks, arson and knife attacks".

They also alleged he had been in possession of a magazine "produced by Islamic State" and had "at least considered the option" of committing terror offences on their behalf.

Raheel appeared in the dock dressed in a grey jumper and joggers, and spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth.

He did not indicate a plea in relation to the charges.

District judge Samuel Goozee said the case was too serious to be dealt with at a magistrates' court and sent it to be heard at the Central Criminal Court.

Raheel, of Knowles Street, Wednesbury, was remanded in custody and a trial date has been set for November 6.

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