A suspected Islamic extremist has appeared in court accused of having a stash of terrorist publications, including bomb-making instructions.

Sohaib Embarek, 33, was arrested following a pre-planned operation at a residential address in the Clifton area of Bristol on December 9.

He was charged with five counts of possessing material likely to be of use to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, contrary to Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

The documents allegedly include instructions on making explosives, poisons and other weapons.

Embarek, of no fixed address, appeared at the Old Bailey by video link from Wandsworth jail on Friday.

He spoke to confirm his name and gave his nationality as Spanish.

Mr Justice Sweeney set a plea hearing for May 1 and a trial of up to two weeks at the Old Bailey from June 15.