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Five in UK charged with terrorism offences

July 19, 2012 14:26 IST

Five people, including a white Muslim convert and two others who travelled to Pakistan for terror training, have been charged by the British police with terrorism offences.

The Scotland Yard named the three who travelled to Pakistan for training in terrorism between July 25, 2010 and July 6, 2012 as Richard Dart, 29; Imran Mahmood, 21; and Jahangir Alom, 26.

Alom is a former community police support officer in Stratford, near the Olympics Stadium.

The three were charged last night with preparing for acts of terrorism while two others -- a man and a woman -- were charged with possessing terrorist documents, police said on Wednesday.

Ruksana Begum, 22, was charged with possessing "without reasonable excuse" a record of information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

The police identified the record of information as a micro SD card which contained documents entitled 'Inspire 8', 'Inspire 9 Winter 2012 Edition' and 'Shahida and Al-Fidous'.

'Inspire' is reported to be an Al Qaeda online magazine.

On July 5, Khalid Javed Baqa, 47, was found to possess a record of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, namely a disc O' Muslim FREE CD containing 39 Ways to Support and Participate in 'Jihad' and Issues 2, 3, 4 and 6 of 'Inspire' magazine, the police said.

The charges against Dart, Mahmood and Alom are that they travelled to Pakistan for training in terrorism; travelled abroad to commit acts of terrorism; and advised and counselled the commission of terrorist acts by providing information about travel to Pakistan and terrorism training, and operational security whilst there.

All five are scheduled to appear at the Westminster Magistrates' Court.

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