Trial date set for South Shields man accused of terror offences
John Nimmo, 31, of Osborne Avenue in South Shields, appeared via videolink at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday, January 17.
The court heard he is charged with three offences under terrorism legislation, two under the Public Order Act and one count of breaching a court order.
Nimmo, who spoke to confirm his name, date of birth, address and nationality as English, is accused of possessing document The Anarchist Cookbook and is alleged to have provided a web link that enabled others to read a terrorist publication.
He is also accused of publishing material online which allegedly encouraged the public to commit acts of terrorism and which was intended to stir up racial hatred.
The alleged offences are said to have taken place between February 22 and July 11 last year.
Judge Mr Justice Sweeney said a plea hearing would be held at Newcastle Crown Court on Monday, March 30, and a trial date was set for Monday, June 15.
Nimmo, whose case was first heard by magistrates in December, remains on conditional bail.
These have stated that he must reside in South Shields at Osborne Avenue, not access any form of social media and not access the internet, except when using a specified device for the sole purpose of seeking employment.
He must also provide police with access to that device and not delete any internet history.