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Stratford brothers admit conspiracy to attend Syrian terror training camps

14:51 27 May 2014

Two brothers have pleaded guilty to conspiring to go to a terror training camp in Syria.

Mohommod Hassin Nawaz, 30, and 24-year-old Hamza Nawaz, both from Dirleton Road, Stratford, were stopped by the police in September last year as they arrived at the port of Dover from Calais. When officers searched their car they found a balaclava, six mobile phones, some “heavy-duty clothing” and five rounds of ammunition.

They were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and taken to a London police station, where they were subsequently charged on September 22 last year.

Appearing at the Old Bailey today they pleaded guilty to conspiring together between January 1 2012 and September 16 2013 to going to a place used for terrorism training knowing or believing that instruction or training provided would be used for purposes connection with the commission of preparation of acts of terrorism.

Mohommod Hassin Nawaz also admitted possessing ammunition on September 16 2013 without a firearm certificate.

The pair, who will be sentenced on June 9 2014 at the Old Bailey, were remanded in custody.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball, senior national co-ordinator for counter terrorism said: “Travelling abroad to engage in terrorist-related activity is a serious offence and we will continue to prosecute, where appropriate, anyone engaged in this type of activity.

“Our concerns include the actions of people who have attended terrorist training camps or who have fought in war zones, as well as the possibility that they return to the UK radicalised. The police work with partners to identify individuals of concern in order to manage the risk they may pose.”

DAC Ball appealed to families to contact police if they believed loved ones were intending to travel to Syria. She said: “If you have concerns about someone who is planning to travel to Syria - for whatever reason - you should contact police. You can use the 101 number - all those answering 101 calls have been informed about this appeal. Together with our partners we have a range of options available that could help reduce the risk to their safety.”

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