New trial date set for Chesterfield chip shop owner accused of plotting terror attack

Sheffield Road was cordoned off.
Sheffield Road was cordoned off.

A Chesterfield chip shop owner accused of a terrorism offence will stand trial in September.

Andy Sami Star, 31, who owned the Mermaid Traditional Fish Bar on Sheffield Road, Whittington Moor, is due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on September 3.

Sheffield Road was cordoned off.

Sheffield Road was cordoned off.

He is charged with engaging in the preparation of an act of terrorism.

Officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East swooped on Sheffield Road on the morning of December 19 last year.

They said the operation was intelligence-led and involved the chip shop and three other properties in Sheffield.

Sheffield Road in Whittington Moor was cordoned off and the bomb squad also attended.

The bomb squad attended the as part of the operation...

The bomb squad attended the as part of the operation...

Mr Star appeared at court in January via video link and is currently in custody.