Teenager accused of Parsons Green terror attack denies attempted murder

Parsons Green Underground Station, after several people were injured after an explosion on a tube train. (Getty Images)

A teenager has denied a charge of attempted murder after the Parsons Green tube terror attack which injured 30 people.

Iraqi Ahmed Hassan Mohammed Ali, 18, was charged with attempted murder and using the chemical compound TATP to cause an explosion that was likely to endanger life on 15 September last year.

He allegedly built and placed an improvised explosive device on a train at or around Parsons Green train station, which partially exploded.

The charge states that the teenager intended to create a larger explosion, with the potential to kill and seriously injure a large amount of people.

Court artist sketch of Ahmed Hassan Mohammed Ali, 18 (PA Images)

Hassan, of Cavendish Road, Sunbury, Surrey, appeared at the Old Bailey before Mr Justice Haddon-Cave.

He appeared via video link from Belmarsh jail wearing a pink sweatshirt, and had short cropped hair and was clean shaven.

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Hassan spoke only to enter not guilty pleas to both charges before he was remanded in custody for a two-week trial, which is set to begin on 5 March.

A further hearing has also been set for February 23.