Burnley man accused of auctioning Anarchist's Cookbook on internet refused permission for charity walk (From This Is Lancashire)
Burnley man accused of auctioning Anarchist's Cookbook on internet refused permission for charity walk
6:04pm Saturday 1st September 2012 in News
A TERROR suspect accused of selling bomb-making instructions over the internet was refused permission to complete a charity walk when he appeared at court yesterday.
Niall Florence, 20, allegedly tried to auction off a digital copy of the Anarchist's Cookbook on August 2 last year.
He appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court to apply for a variation of his bail conditions so he can take part in a five-day walk along the Leeds Liverpool Canal to raise money for charity.
But District Judge Daphne Wickham refused and told him he must sleep at his home address each night until the trial.
‘It’s just a walk along the canal, stopping to camp along the way’, Florence told the court.
But Judge Wickham said he would have to give more evidence to the court about the organisation of the walk, which is due to start on September 10.
‘I am going to leave bail conditions as they are’, she said.
‘If he wants to vary bail, he will have to establish where he is going to be for five days and what his activities are going to be.’
Florence, who sported a ponytail and dyed-red beard, travelled to London for the hearing from his home in St Cuthbert Street, Burnley, where he lives with his mother.
It is claimed Florence, a British citizen, downloaded terrorist propaganda to his computer between February and June last year . He was arrested on December 8 last year.
Judge Wickham sent the case for trial at the Old Bailey, with a preliminary hearing due to take place on October 5.
He was released on conditional bail to live and sleep at his home each night and not to apply for travel documents.
Florence has not yet entered pleas to five counts of possessing documents of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, and a single charge of disseminating terrorist publications.