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Manchester Airport 'pipe bomb' suspect in court

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Image caption Nadeem Muhammad was stopped by staff at Manchester Airport on 30 January

A man accused of having a pipe bomb in his hand luggage at Manchester Airport has appeared in court.

Nadeem Muhammad, 43, of Tinline Street, Bury, was stopped by security staff on 30 January.

He was questioned and then released by police, before his rearrest on Sunday.

The Pakistani national, charged with making or possessing an explosive under suspicious circumstances, was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Southwark Crown Court on 13 March.

Katie McCreath, defending, indicated that he would be plead not guilty to the charge at a future hearing.

Jessica Hart, prosecuting, said the case would not be proceeding under the terrorism protocol.

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