27-year-old Mohammad Farooq of Hetton Road, Roundhay, Leeds appeared in court on Friday 27th January charged with three offences:
Preparation of terrorism section 5 Terrorism Act 2006
Attempt to cause explosion, or making or keeping explosion with intent to endanger life section 3 Explosive Substances Act 1883
Possession of imitation firearm with intent to cause fear or violence section 16A Firearms Act 1968
The charge under the Terrorism Act relates to hostile reconnaissance alleged to have taken place at locations including an RAF base.
Counter Terrorism Policing North East are satisfied that there is no evidence of a current increase in risk to the public, hospital or defence sites but this case is an important reminder of the following protective and personal security advice: