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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 August 2006, 14:15 GMT 15:15 UK
Youth remanded on terror charge
A teenager arrested by police probing an alleged plot to blow up airliners has made a second appearance in court.

The 17-year-old youth is charged with possessing articles including a book on bombs and suicide notes, useful to a person preparing terrorism acts.

He is one of 12 people charged in the inquiry and was remanded in custody. A bail application was turned down by City of Westminster Magistrates' Court.

The teenager's solicitor Gareth Peirce indicated he would plead not guilty.

The defendant, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is charged under Section 58(1)(b) of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Police raids

Cossar Ali - a 23-year-old mother of an eight-month-old baby from Walthamstow, east London - also appeared in court for a second time.

She was remanded in custody until 5 September when her lawyers intend to make a bail application.

Ms Ali is charged under the Terrorism Act with failing to disclose information.

A third person, Mehran Hussain, 23, from Chingford, east London, was remanded in custody in his absence until 19 September, charged with failing to disclose information.

At a previous hearing, eight men charged with conspiracy to murder and with preparing acts of terrorism were remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 4 September.

Another man, Umair Hussain, 24, from east London, has been remanded in custody until 1 September, accused of failing to disclose information.

A total of 24 people were held after raids in London, Birmingham, and High Wycombe, Bucks on 10 August. Eight are still being questioned by police, while four have been released without charge.

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