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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 March, 2005, 11:17 GMT 12:17 UK
'Soldier's name' suspect remanded
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The man was allegedly found with a soldier's name and address
A Briton charged under the Terrorism Act for allegedly having a soldier's name and address on a piece of paper has been remanded in custody.

Abu Baker Mansha, 21, appeared before Bow Street magistrates five days after his arrest in south-east London.

He was charged under Section 58 (1b) of the Terrorism Act, which deals with the collection of information which could be of use to terrorists.

Mr Mansha, of Arnott Close, Thamesmead, was remanded to reappear on 5 April.

It is alleged he was found with a newspaper cutting referring to a decorated soldier and also personal details, including that soldier's address.

No bail

The charge said he "possessed a document, namely a piece of paper, containing the name and home address of a UK soldier - information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism".

There was no application for bail made on his behalf.

Mr Mansha, with a beard and close-cropped dark hair and wearing a checked shirt and jeans, spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth.

British police have so far arrested more than 700 people under anti-terrorist legislation since the 11 September 2001 attacks on the US.

Of these, 17 have been convicted of terrorist offences, about 120 have been charged under anti-terrorism legislation and 135 have been convicted under other laws.




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