Man 'possessed terrorist cook book'

Man 'possessed terrorist cook book'

A Londonderry man has pleaded to bomb making offences and having a terrorist 'cook book' after appearing in court.

Kevin Barry Concannon, 40 and of Beechwood Avenue, Edenballymore, in the city, appeared in the dock of Belfast Crown Court on Tuesday to be arraigned on a total of nine charges.The charges relate to two police searches of his home which were carried out in June 2013 during follow up enquiries into a foiled mortar bomb attack in Derry three months earlier.His defence counsel asked that Concannon be arraigned on six of the charges he faces as he planned to lodge a 'No Bill' application to three other counts.Concannon pleaded not guilty to* possession of explosives with intent to endanger life;* possession of explosive substances, namely aluminium granules, magnesium ribbon and metal springs;* possession of a magazine in suspicious circumstances;* collecting information likely to be of use to terrorists, namely pictures of Merseyside Police Headquarters between 25 October - 28 October, 2012;*possession of an 'Anarchist's Cookbook' likely to be useful to a person committing an act of terrorism;*and possession of a deactivated machine gun, a set of number plates, smoke cannisters and a thunder flash likely to be of use in the commission, preparation, or instigation in an act of terrorism.His defence counsel said the 'No Bill' application related to a number of items found outside Concannon's home, including the high explosive PETN which was allegedly found in a coal bunker in the rear of the house along with a number of blank cartridges.Belfast Recorder Judge David McFarland said he would hear the 'No Bill' application this Friday.The judge remanded Concannon back into custody and provisionally set a trial date for this June.


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