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  • 26 March 2014, 19:46

Terror Charges For UK Soldier Ryan McGee

A British soldier is to be charged with explosives and terrorism offences over claims he made an improvised bomb.

Ryan McGee, 19, from 5th Battalion the Rifles, is also alleged to have had a copy of bomb-making manual The Anarchist Cookbook.

He will face two charges and is due to appear in court next week, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

McGee was detained at an Army base in Paderborn, Germany, late last year, after the discovery of the suspicious device at a terraced home in Salford.

Jane Stansfield, of the Crown Prosecution Service Counter Terrorism Division, said: "Following an investigation by police of the North West Counter Terrorism Command, we have today authorised charges against Ryan Adam McGee, a serving Rifleman with 5th Battalion the Rifles at the time of his arrest.

"It is alleged that between May 31 2012 and November 29 2013, Ryan Adam McGee had possession of a document or record for terrorist purposes, namely a copy of The Anarchist Cookbook.

"He has been charged with one offence contrary to Section 58(1)(b) of the Terrorism Act 2000.

"It is also alleged that Ryan Adam McGee, between September 1 and 30 2013 made an improvised explosive and has therefore also been charged with one offence contrary to Section 4 of the Explosive Substances Act 1883."

He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court next Wednesday.

The Anarchist Cookbook, first published in 1971, contains instructions for the manufacture of explosives and for home manufacturing of illicit drugs.

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