A BOY from Chingford is set to become the first terror suspect to stand trial at a youth court.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is standing trial accused of spreading Al Qaeda propaganda online.

It is claimed he downloaded and shared the terror group's English-language magazine Inspire between April 1, 2016 and February 20, 2017.

According to the charges, he also shared a video titled 'How to construct an Improvised Explosive Device' via the encrypted messaging app Telegram.

The boy denies one count of collecting information contrary to section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and two counts of disseminating terrorist publications.

His four-day trial will begin on July 31 at Westminster Magistrates' Court, and will sit as a youth court.

Prosecutors say there is no mechanism within the 2000 and 2006 Terrorism Acts to send the trial to crown court.

The teenager was not required to attend the case management hearing but has been ordered to obey strict bail conditions.

He must report to his local youth services and police station, surrender his passport to the Met, and observe a curfew between 9pm to 7am until he stands trial.