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Man arrested in Lowestoft denies terror charges

PUBLISHED: 19:15 21 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:41 06 July 2010

A man facing terrorism charges following his arrest at Lowestoft railway station has appeared in court to plead not guilty.

Suspected right-wing extremist Neil Lewington was allegedly found with a home-made bomb kit and a handwritten SS handbook.

A man facing terrorism charges following his arrest at Lowestoft railway station has appeared in court to plead not guilty.

Suspected right-wing extremist Neil Lewington was allegedly found with a home-made bomb kit and a handwritten SS handbook.

He entered not guilty pleas to eight charges when he appeared via videolink at the Old Bailey, in London, today.

The 43-year-old of Church End Lane, Tilehurst, Reading, Berks, was arrested on October 30 last year.

He is accused of preparing for terrorism by possessing the component parts of two improvised incendiary devices in a public place.

Lewington is also alleged to have possessed devices to prepare for terrorism including weedkiller and firelighters, and three tennis balls.

In addition, he is said to have had documents likely to be useful in terrorism, including handwritten notes on the use of the bombs and others entitled “Waffen SS UK members' handbook”.

Two further counts allege that he possessed an explosive device “with intent to endanger life or cause serious injury” and that he had explosive substances giving rise to the suspicion that it was not “for a lawful object”.

Lewington is also accused of having a book called “Counter Bomb” for terrorism.

He was remanded in custody to face trial on June 29.

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