BNP terror trial set for Februaryby Ian Morgan
24th October 2006
A former British National Party election candidate and a dentist both appeared in court today accused of possessing an explosive substance.
Robert Cottage, 49, of Talbot Street, Colne, Lancashire, and David Jackson, 62, of Trent Road, Nelson, Lancashire, were charged under the Explosive Substances Act 1883 after chemical components were allegedly found at Cottage's house.
Cottage stood for the BNP in this year's local elections in Colne. [as such he must be still a member of the party as, according to their website BNP membership is from year end to year end and he had to be a member to stand - ed.]
Both men were remanded in custody at Preston Crown Court.
No application for bail was made for either men.
The case was adjourned until January 15, 2007 for a plea and case management hearing.
A provisional trial date has been set for February 12 at Manchester Crown Court. It will be held before a High Court judge and is expected to last one and a half weeks.
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