Teenage boy appears in court on terror charges

A 16-year-old from Northamptonshire has appeared in court charged with possession of explosives and terrorism offences.

The boy, who was arrested in February at his home in Bugbrooke, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court earlier.

Since his arrest he has been detained under the Mental Health Act in secure accommodation in the West Midlands area, Northamptonshire Police said.

The teenager will next appear at Birmingham Youth Court on 23 January.

The spokeswoman said the boy was charged with possession of material in connection with terrorism; possession of explosive material; two counts of possession of articles in connection with terrorism, and a further charge of possession of a prohibited image of a child.