Docklands man faces terrorism charge

A man from the Isle of Dogs is among nine who have appeared in court charged with terrorism offences.

Mohammed Moksudur Rahman Chowdhury, 20, of Stanliff House, Cassilis Road faces a charge of conspiring to cause an explosion and being involved in preparation to commit an act of terrorism, including downloading, researching, obtaining and discussing materials, carrying out reconnaissance on and agreeing potential targets, travelling to and attending meetings, and igniting and testing incendiary material between October 1 and December 20 this year.

He appeared at Westminster magistrates’ court with eight others, including a 28-year-old from Upton Park, three men aged 28, 26 and 24 from Cardiff and men from Stoke-on-Trent in the Midlands, aged 19, 25 and two aged 26.

They were all remanded in custody when they appeared at Westminster magistrates’ court on Monday.

Chowdhury is due to appear at the Old Bailey on January 14.