Trial date set for Welwyn Garden City man charged with terrorism offences

Longcroft Lane, Welwyn Garden City. Picture credit: Google Street View.

Longcroft Lane, Welwyn Garden City. Picture credit: Google Street View. - Credit: Archant

A trial date has been set for a Welwyn Garden City man who was charged with terrorism offences.

Longcroft Lane resident Warren Sneddon, 44, appeared at the Old Bailey last Friday after being charged with several terrorism-related offences, as well as possession of a firearm without a licence and the cultivation of cannabis.

An Old Bailey spokesman confirmed a plea and case management hearing has been set for January 29, with a trial arranged for March 12 at Woolwich Crown Court.

It follows the execution of a search warrant by the Eastern Region Counter Terrorism Policing Command, supported by Herts Police and firearms officers, at a Longcroft Lane property on Friday, September 29.

After the incident a Hertfordshire Constabulary spokesman said: “Due to the swift policing response, there was not any immediate danger to local residents or the wider public.

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“Hertfordshire Constabulary continue to work closely with Counter Terrorism Policing to keep the public safe.”

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