Trial date scheduled for Barrow terror suspect after alleged gay pride threats

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Date: The Old Bailey in London, also known as the Central Criminal Court
Date: The Old Bailey in London, also known as the Central Criminal Court
11 August 2017 8:22PM

A TEENAGER from Barrow accused of threatening to carry out a terrorist attack at a gay pride event has today appeared at the Old Bailey and a date for his trial has been fixed.

Ethan Stables appeared at the Old Bailey, also known as the Central Criminal Court, today via video link from Wandsworth Prison.

The 19-year-old is accused of collecting or making a record of information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, or possessing a document of that kind.

The charge was brought against Stables after police received intelligence that suggested a terrorist attack was being planned against people attending a gay pride night at the New Empire in Barrow on Friday June 23.

Stables was arrested the same night and his flat at Egerton Court on Barrow Island was raided by police.

He first appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on June 29, then Old Bailey on July 20 where his case was further adjourned to today.

At today's 45-minute hearing, a trial was scheduled to take place at the Old Bailey on January 22 with a further case mention listed for September 21.

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