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Salford man faces terror charges over IRA manual

Wildbrook Road, Salford Image copyright Google
Image caption Christopher Partington's home was raided on 9 May

A man accused of possessing terrorist documents including an IRA manual and the Poor Man's James Bond has appeared in court.

Christopher Partington, 33, is accused of collecting information about making bombs on his mobile phone between February and May.

The unemployed labourer, of Wildbrook Road, Little Hulton, Salford, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

He was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 8 June.

Guerrilla warfare

Mr Partington, who was arrested on 9 May after a raid at his home, is charged with seven counts of possessing electronic documents of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing acts of terrorism.

He was denied bail after confirming his name and address, his nationality as British, and indicating not guilty pleas to all counts.

One of the alleged documents - the IRA Green Book - sets out the paramilitary group's justification for armed conflict with the UK government and describes the use of guerrilla warfare as a strategy.

Other documents Mr Partington allegedly possessed include two volumes of the Poor Man's James Bond, which contains information about explosives, automatic weapons and poisons, and the Improvised Munitions Handbook.

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