Sunderland man set to face court on terrorism charges

A 40-year-old man from Sunderland has been charged with terrorism offences following an investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East.

Friday, 10th November 2017, 11:39 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 10:58 am
Westminster Magistrates' Court.

An official statement said Zahir Khan, 40, was arrested in Sunderland on Thursday as part of an intelligence-led Counter Terrorism Policing North East investigation supported by Northumbria Police.

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A police spokesman said he has been charged with two counts of encouraging terrorism, contrary to section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006 and a count of disseminating terrorist material, contrary to section 2.

Khan, whose address has still to be disclosed, is due to appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday.