Andi Sami Star, 31, of Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, and Farhad Salah, 22, of Brunswick Road, Sheffield, are charged with engaging in the preparation of an act of terrorism contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.. Both men appeared before Westminster Magistrates' Court via video link this afternoon. The court heard the pair allegedly researched and prepared bomb ingredients for a suspected attack on the UK and allegedly recorded test explosions on a smartphone.
They have been remanded in custody and are next due to appear at the Old Bailey in London on Friday, January 19.
Another man, aged 36 from Burngreave, remains in custody on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism; a 41-year-old from Meersbrook in Sheffield was released on Saturday.