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North Greenwich Tube train 'device' accused pleads not guilty

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Image caption Damon Smith pleaded not guilty via video link from HMP Belmarsh

A man accused of making a suspicious device that was blown up in a controlled explosion at a London Tube station has pleaded not guilty.

Damon Smith, 20, is charged with making or possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger life.

North Greenwich station was evacuated on 20 October last year after a suspicious item was found on a train.

Mr Smith, of south-east London, was given a provisional trial date of 24 April.

He appeared at the Old Bailey via video link from HMP Belmarsh.

The station, which serves the O2 Arena, was closed between 11:00 and 18:50 BST, disrupting services on the Jubilee Line throughout the day.

Image caption North Greenwich station was closed for several hours and Jubilee Line trains were disrupted

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