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Last Updated: Friday, 11 May 2007, 11:40 GMT 12:40 UK
Pair deny terrorist court charges
The Old Bailey
The pair denied all charges at the Old Bailey
A woman who allegedly kept terrorist manuals and a man accused of trying to fly to Pakistan for terrorist purposes have denied the charges against them.

Samina Malik, 23, and Sohail Qureshi, 29, were informed that they will be tried at the Old Bailey on October 2.

Malik is said to have kept a terrorist handbook, a weapons manual and poison information on her home computer.

Qureshi allegedly planned to fly to Pakistan with cash, a night sight, two metal batons and a computer hard drive.

Terrorist purpose

It is also said that he intended to take two sleeping bags, two rucksacks, medical supplies, and CD-Roms.

Malik, an IT student from Townsend Road, Southall, west London, was granted bail after she denied the two charges of possessing an article for a terrorist purpose and possessing a record likely to be useful in terrorism at the Old Bailey hearing.

Qureshi, of Palmerston Road, Forest Gate, east London, denied a charge of preparing for the commission of terrorist acts by travelling to Heathrow Airport in order to travel to Pakistan.

In addition, he denied possessing a record likely to be useful in terrorism and possessing an article for a terrorist purpose.

He is in custody and appeared via videolink.

The pair allegedly kept in touch by email.

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