German men on terror charges remanded

Two German nationals charged with terrorism offences have been remanded in custody by London magistrates.

Christian Emde, 28, and Robert Baum, 23, were arrested earlier this month entering the UK at the port of Dover.

The Muslim converts were charged at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court with collecting or possessing data likely to be useful in a terrorist act.

The men refused to stand in the dock, saying through an interpreter it would be an act of worship against Islam.

They were remanded in custody until 24 August. Neither defendant gave an indication of how they intended to plead to the allegations.