Man accused of hiding pipe bomb in hand luggage at Manchester Airport

A man will go on trial today accused of having a pipe bomb in his hand luggage at Manchester Airport.

Monday, 31st July 2017, 9:46 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:33 pm
Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport

Nadeem Muhammed, 43, is alleged to have had the device in his carry-on bag as he tried to get on a flight on January 30 this year.

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The defendant, of Tinline Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, denies a charge of possessing an improvised explosive device under the Explosive Substances Act of 1883. He was stopped as he passed through security.

Muhammed, a Pakistani national, will go on trial at Manchester Crown Court later today.