December 19 2013 Latest news:
Monday, October 21, 2013
Two brothers from east London will today appear at crown court accused of travelling to a terrorist training camp in Syria.
Mohommod Hassin Nawaz, 29, and his sibling Hamza Nawaz, 22, were arrested by police at Dover in September on their way back from France.
Officers allegedly discovered five rounds of ammunition for an AK-type gun in their possession, along with a balaclava, some ‘heavy-duty clothing’, six mobile phones and a SIM card inside a copy of the Koran.
The pair will appear in custody at the Old Bailey this morning for a preliminary hearing accused of conspiring to attend a place used for terrorist training, and being in possession of the rifle ammunition.
The prosecution allege the Nawaz brothers drove from their home in Stratford to Calais in northern France, and then flew from Lyon to Turkey.
From there it is claimed they travelled into Syria.
Mohommod Nawaz faces an additional charge of being in possession of a laptop computer containing ‘information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism’.
This allegedly includes four copies of the al Qaida magazine Inspire.