A former Chadderton resident is facing a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison after being found guilty of possessing a book banned under terrorist legislation.

Oliver Bel had been on trial at Manchester Crown Court Crown Square accused of having the Anarchist Cookbook at his home in Salford in November 2019.

He admitted having it but claimed it was for academic interest.

And today the jury took just over three hours to reject the 24-year-old's defence and all agreed he was guilty.

Bel made no reaction as the verdict was read out.

The court heard the offence now carries a maximum sentence of 15 years.

Judge Alan Conrad QC remanded Bel, currently of Eccles Old Road and previously of Ferneyfield Road in Chadderton, in custody ahead of sentence month.

During the course of the trial the court heard Bel had posted a series of extreme right wing views online including calling for extermination of Jews and had come to the attention of the Prevent program while studying Maths at Cambridge University.