From the Sydney Morning Herald, with thanks to Jean-Luc:
British police have charged one of nine men detained in a series of anti-terrorism raids last week in connection with an apparent plot to build a powerful bomb.
The 17-year-old has been charged with conspiracy to cause “an explosion of a nature likely to endanger life or cause serious damage to property”.
Nine men aged 17 to 32, all British citizens who are reportedly mostly of Pakistani descent, were taken into custody last week when 700 police raided 24 locations in and around London. None of the other eight has been charged.
The teenager appeared yesterday at Bow Street Court in central London, which sat as a youth court. It remanded him in custody for a further week. He had been due for release, while the time for police to question the other eight suspects runs out tonight, Scotland Yard said.
British anti-terrorism laws let police apply for extensions to hold suspects for questioning for up to 14 days without charge.
The main raids last week netted half a tonne of ammonium nitrate fertiliser, which could be used to make explosives.