Terrorists’ handbook trial starts

Terence Brown is jailed for three years
Terence Brown is jailed for three years
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The trial of a Portsmouth man alleged to have made a handbook for terrorists has been opened at Winchester Crown Court.

The prosecution opened the case against Terence Brown, 47, of Whitworth Road, Copnor, who faces seven counts of collecting information that could have been used to prepare or commit acts of terrorism.

Prosecutor Parmjit Cheema told the jury of six men and six women: ‘The defendant is a man who made money by producing and selling computer discs from his home in Hampshire, all over the world.

‘The discs contain a various collection of material downloaded from the internet of which substantial parts could be of practical use for anyone planning on committing a terrorist act.

‘Parliament has made it illegal for anyone to make such a collection.’

The trial is expected to last three weeks. Brown denies the charges.