UK man in court on terrorism charges

A Londonderry man has appeared in court charged with terrorism offences.

Kieran McCool, 55, from Ballymagowan Gardens in Creggan, appeared at Belfast Crown Court via videolink on Monday.

Mr McCool is charged with the preparation of terrorist acts between January 2016 and January 2022.

The charge includes having explosives, conducting research and accessing a document or record likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

When the charge was put to Mr McCool, he replied “not guilty”.

He faces seven separate offences of having articles for use in terrorism between December 2016 and May 2021.

Read more: BBC News