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British teenager remanded on terror charges

A 19-year-old man has been remanded in custody when he appeared before a London court charged with explosives and extremism charges.

world Updated: Apr 30, 2008 16:46 IST

A 19-year-old man was remanded in custody Wednesday when he appeared before a London court charged with explosives and extremism charges.

Andrew Ibrahim, from the Westbury-on-Trym area of Bristol, western England, is accused of possessing explosives and terrorist articles as well as intending to commit acts of terrorism.

He made a brief appearance before City of Westminster Magistrates Court in central London and was remanded in custody until a further hearing on May 23. No further details of the alleged offences can be reported until any trial.

Ibrahim -- full name Andrew Philip Michael Ibrahim -- was arrested on April 17. A series of controlled explosions were then carried out after a search of his suburban home.

Britain has been on heightened alert since suicide bombings in July 2005 which killed a total of 56 people on three London underground trains and a double-decker bus, including the four bombers themselves.

Police foiled attempted car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow days after Prime Minister Gordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair last June.

Seven men are currently on trial in London accused of plotting to blow up jets flying from Heathrow airport to Canada and the United States using liquid explosives.