Coalville: Whitwick man appears in court accused of plotting terrorist attack to 'topple the Government'

  Posted: 02.09.21 at 10:09 by Coalville Nub News

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A Whitwick man has appeared in court accused of planning a terrorist attack on "vital national infrastructure".

Oliver Lewin, of of Ferrers Road, is charged with preparing acts of terrorism, the BBC website reported.

The 37-year-old is alleged to have carried out reconnaissance of proposed targets and sought others to help him.

He was remanded in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court yesterday (Wednesday) and will next appear at the Old Bailey on September 22.

This is how Coalville Nub News broke the news that police had raided the accused's home in Whitwick last week Man arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after morning police raid.

Mr Lewin is also accused of purchasing equipment and tools, digging "hide-outs" in woodland, and seeking to recruit others to join him in an attack.

The defendant is alleged to have been a member of a chat group on the encrypted messaging app Telegram, where he expressed an intention to "topple the government".

Prosecutor James Cable said Mr Lewin had allegedly planned attacks on important infrastructure sites, some of which he visited before his arrest last week.

Mr Lewin, who was detained following a West Midlands Police operation, was not asked to indicate a plea.

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