Two teenagers appear in court accused of preparing terrorist acts
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A teenager from north London has appeared at the Old Bailey accused of buying knives and chemicals to prepare for a terror attack.
Al-Arafat Hassan, 19, of north London appeared alongside a 15-year-old boy from Leeds at the Old Bailey today (March 25).
Both teenagers - who appeared via video link from custody - are each charged with a single count of preparation of terrorist acts.
The 15-year-old is accused of the research and purchase of knives, as well as undertaking online research to acquire components for an explosive device between January 9 and March 20.
Between January 12 and February 27, Hassan allegedly bought knives, acquired chemicals and conducted online research to acquire components for an explosive device.
Mr Justice Sweeney set a provisional trial at Leeds Crown Court on October 4.
A plea hearing will take place on July 29.
The defendants were remanded into custody.