Glarryford man facing ‘Doomsday’ terror charges is further remanded in custody

Robert and Natasha Templeton

A MAN accused of ‘Doomsday’ terror-related charges has been further remanded in custody after appearing at Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday via video link from Maghaberry Prison.

Robert James Templeton (33) and classroom assistant Natasha Templeton – who faces similar charges – are both of Cladytown Road near Glarryford.

A previous court heard they are Christians and were allegedly preparing for ‘End times’.

A defence lawyer previously claimed there had been a sermon a number of months ago at a church in the Ballymena area “about a Doomsday scenario” in which church-goers were encouraged “to stock their cupboards” with food.

As well as a large quantity of chemicals, which police believe were for making “home made explosives,” there were also items found in the Templeton’s home for making “improvised explosive devices” and “pipe bombs”.

Other items found at the property included ammunition, swords, knives, axes, balaclavas, walkie-talkies and a book entitled ‘US Army Improvised Munitions Handbook’.

The couple face a range of charges including possessing items and information useful for committing terrorism.

Natasha Templeton is on bail and was excused from attending court on Thursday.

A prosecutor said forensics in relation to the case are due by November 21 and police hope to have the remainder of their enquiries completed by then.

The prosecutor said the PSNI had indicated they are continuing to speak with witnesses.

A lawyer for Robert Templeton said he had been seen by a doctor.

A High Court bail application by Robert Templeton has still to be finalised, he added.

The cases have been further adjourned to October.

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