UK: Eastleigh boy, 14, ‘researched bombs and made jihad video’


A 14-year-old boy researched making shrapnel bombs and filmed a video in which he vowed to carry out “jihad”, a court has heard.

The boy, from Eastleigh, Hampshire, developed “extremist and radical” views after experiencing a troubled home life, Leicester Crown Court was told.

The teenager, now 15, is accused of preparing to carry out a terrorist attack during the coronavirus lockdown.

He denies one count of preparing acts of terrorism.

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Source: BBC News