David Mason QC and Saleema Mahmood of No5 Chambers defend in terrorism case

David Mason QC and Saleema Mahmood of No5 Chambers have defended in a terrorism case that involved Ian Forman, 42, Birkenhead, being charged with engaging in the conduct in the preparation of terrorist acts on or before 6 June.

Forman is accused of possessing potassium nitrate, sulphur and charcoal and making and testing improvised explosive devices. He is also accused of creating documents that detailed prices and stockists of the chemicals and saving photographs of mosques and Islamic centres as ‘targets’.

Forman has denied making improvised explosives and plotting to blow up mosques and Islamic centres, after being arrested on 5 September by the North West Counter Terrorism Unit following concerns about chemicals and explosive substances at an address in Wirral.