A jury has been sworn in today for the trial of a dental student from Crosland Moor accused of three terrorism charges.
Mohammed Abbas Idris Awan, a 24-year old Sheffield student, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court for a trial which is expected to last three weeks.
At a previous hearing the defendant, whose family home is Rudding Street, Crosland Moor, pleaded not guilty to three terror charges via a video link.
Today the charges were read out in front of a jury comprised of six men and six women.
The first charge which he denies is that he engaged in conduct in preparation of a terrorism act on or before June 6, 2017.
He also denies two offences of possessing the following documents or records of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism - namely a copy of How to Survive in the West and a copy of a video of Commander Hamzah Zinjibary’s training camp.
Judge Paul Watson QC remanded Awan in custody and prosecutor Simon Davis will open the case tomorrow.