A SOUTH Wales man accused of downloading Islamic State (IS) manuals containing advice on how to carry out lone wolf terror attacks has appeared in court.

Nathan Saunders, 23, was allegedly found with four issues of the IS/Daesh Rumiyah publication on his iPhone when he was arrested by counter-terrorism officers on February 8.

The material contained details of how to carry out terror attacks, including using a knife and driving a vehicle towards a large crowd of people, Westminster Magistrates' Court heard.

One of the issues mentioned the terror attack in Nice in July last year, when a truck killed 87 people, as an example of the effectiveness of the information in the material, the court was told.

A copy of The Anarchist Cookbook was also allegedly found on the phone, containing information on how to make explosive devices.

Wearing a grey sweatshirt and blue jogging bottoms, the bearded defendant spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth.

Saunders, of Hamadryad Court, Cardiff is charged with five counts of possessing a record of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism under Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot remanded him in custody, to appear at the Old Bailey on February 23.