Ex-grammar school boy, 25, who was arrested at Heathrow airport after travelling to Syria in 2014 to train with ISIS will go on trial at Old Bailey next year
- Shabazz Suleman, 25, is charged with allegedly being an Islamic State member
- He appeared at the Old Bailey accused of ‘preparing acts of terrorism’
- Suleman is charged with allegedly travelling from the UK to Turkey to join IS
An alleged member of so-called Islamic State has appeared at the Old Bailey.
Shabazz Suleman, 25, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, was arrested at Heathrow airport on September 29 and charged over his alleged activities in Syria dating back to 2014.
He is accused of preparing acts of terrorism by travelling from the UK to Turkey in order to join IS in August 2014.
The ex-grammar school boy is also charged with belonging to IS, a proscribed organisation, between 2014 and 2017 and receiving training in the use of firearms.
Shabazz Suleman will go on trial after appearing at the Old Bailey earlier today accused of ‘preparing acts of terrorism’
Suleman was arrested at Heathrow airport in September and spoke only to confirm his when he appeared at the Old Bailey (above). He was remanded in custody
On Friday, the defendant, who attended The Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe, appeared at the Old Bailey for a preliminary hearing via video link from Belmarsh prison.
Mr Justice Sweeney said his case would be heard by the Recorder of London at the Old Bailey.
A plea hearing was set for February 11 next year with a provisional trial from September 12 next year.
The defendant, who spoke only to confirm his identity, was remanded into custody.