UK

Teenage girl in court on terror charge

Westminster Magistrates' Court

A teenage girl has appeared in court charged with terror offences after allegedly communicating with a fighter for so-called Islamic State.

The 17-year-old, from London, allegedly communicated with the fighter in Syria to arrange to receive some weapons in order to carry out an attack in the UK.

She is also accused of receiving instructions on how to use weapons.

The teenager appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court, where she was remanded in custody.

She is scheduled to appear at the Old Bailey on 11 August.

She was previously charged in April with the preparation of terrorist acts after planning to travel to Syria.