Belfast Telegraph

Friday 28 November 2014

Two accused over Rigby murder clips

Rebekah Dawson arrives at the Old Bailey in central London
Rebekah Dawson arrives at the Old Bailey in central London
A police officer speaks with protesters outside the Old Bailey where Rebekah Dawson and Royal Barnes faced terror charges

Two people have appeared in court on terror charges over video clips about the murder of soldier Lee Rigby.

Royal Barnes, 22, and Rebekah Dawson, 21, both of Hackney, east London, attended a preliminary hearing at the Old Bailey.

Barnes is accused of inciting terrorism, dissemination of terrorist publications relating to seven videos and encouragement of terrorism relating to two videos, the court was told.

Prosecutor Stuart Baker said Dawson is accused of the encouragement of terrorism, relating to two of the same videos as Barnes, and the dissemination of a terrorist publication which related to two of the seven videos with which Barnes is charged.

A plea and case management hearing was set for November 22.

Barnes was remanded back into custody and Dawson's conditional bail was renewed.

Fusilier Rigby, 25, was hacked to death near his barracks in Woolwich, south east London, on May 22.

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