Ex-soldier faces terror site case
A BRITISH ex-soldier has appeared in court charged with attending a place used for terrorist training.
It is alleged that on or before February 15, 2016, James Matthews attended a place or places in Iraq and Syria where instruction or training was provided for purposes connected to the commission or preparation of terrorism.
The camps are thought to have been run by Kurdish militia.
The 43-year-old appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court yesterday and indicated a not-guilty plea.
Matthews, from Dalston, east London, is due to next appear at the Old Bailey on March 1.
As he arrived at court he warmly greeted supporters.