A man from Thornton heath accused of plotting a terrorist attack against a south London mosque appeared in court today.

Steven Bishop, 40, faces one charge of preparing to commit an act of terrorism.

A second charge accuses him of making a record of information of a kind likely to be of use to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

Bishop appeared in the dock at Westminster Magistrates' Court dressed in a grey tracksuit.

He spoke only to give his name, date of birth and address.

His lawyer, Tim Forte, indicated not guilty pleas will be made to the charges and made no application for bail.

Bishop's next court appearance will be at the Old Bailey on November 23.