Syrian refugee, 16, is accused of planning ISIS bomb attack

A 16-year-old Syrian refugee branded a ‘serious threat’ by police, has gone on trial in Germany accused of planning a bombing inspired by ISIS.

The youngster was arrested at an asylum shelter in the western city of Cologne in September after refugee camp and local mosque officials reported to police that he had been radicalised.

At the time police said his mobile phone showed he had been in touch with an ISIS contact abroad, and had expressed willingness to carry out an attack.