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Benjamin Stimson denies Ukraine terror offences

Ben Stimson Image copyright Russian VK
Image caption It is thought to be the first terror charges in the UK related to the eastern Ukraine conflict

A man from Oldham has denied two terrorism offences linked to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Benjamin Stimson, 41, pleaded not guilty to two charges under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 at Manchester Crown Court.

He is charged with engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts and with assisting others in committing terrorist acts.

He was remanded in custody and a date for his trial was set for 10 July.

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