The Courier-Mail

Terror hunt teen kept recipes for anarchy


MANCHESTER: A teenage girl has pleaded guilty in a British court to possessing The Anarchy Cookbook after being arrested during a probe into an alleged plot to commit a terror attack at an Anzac Day event in Melbourne.

The 16-year-old, who can’t be named for legal reasons, appeared in the Manchester Youth Court yesterday.

Accompanie­d by her mother, the girl appeared before Magistrate Khalid Qureshi.

She pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing documents containing informatio­n likely to be of use to a person preparing or committing an act of terrorism, namely a recipe for explosives and The Anarchy Cookbook.

Police were led to the girl after investigat­ing a teenage boy in the north of England who has pleaded guilty in London to inciting a terror attack aimed at killing police officers at an Anzac Day parade in Melbourne this year.

Magistrate Qureshi told the girl he could sentence her to immediate custody but he continued her bail and called for pre-sentence reports with a view to recommendi­ng a noncustodi­al sentence. The girl, on bail, returns for sentence in the same court on October 15.

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