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Monday, July 9, 2012

Trio Face Terror Charges After Gun Find

Three men have been charged with terrorism offences after police found firearms in a car they stopped on the M1.

Jewel Uddin 26, Omar Mohammed Khan, 27, and Mohammed Hasseen, 23, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London later, West Midlands Police said.

The trio, all from Sparkhill in Birmingham, were arrested by counter-terrorism officers last Tuesday.

They were among seven men detained over three days in Birmingham, Smethwick in the West Midlands, and Dewsbury in West Yorkshire.

The four other men remain in custody, police said.

The arrests followed a routine stop of a vehicle by officers on the M1 in South Yorkshire on Saturday, June 30.

The car was impounded on suspicion of having no insurance and firearms, offensive weapons and other material were later found inside, prompting police inquiries to trace and arrest its driver.

A police spokeswoman said the Crown Prosecution Service had advised that Khan, Uddin and Hasseen should be charged under Section Five of the Terrorism Act 2006 with engaging in conduct in preparation for an act or acts of terrorism, with the intention of committing such acts. Read More