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Terror charges for three more West Midlands men

  • 10 July 2012
  • From the section UK

Three men from the West Midlands have been charged with terrorism offences.

The men, aged 24, 22 and 22, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

The charges follow a series of arrests by police last week - a 43-year-old man from Kirklees, West Yorkshire, had been released without charge.

Three of the men arrested were remanded in custody earlier after appearing in court accused of plotting to attack members of the English Defence League.

Jewel Uddin, 26, Omar Mohammed Khan, 27, and Mohammed Hasseen, 23, all from Sparkhill, Birmingham, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court accused of preparing for an act or acts of terrorism with the intention of committing such acts.

They are accused of manufacturing an improvised explosive device, as well as acquiring firearms and other weapons, and vehicles connected with their alleged plans.

Their arrests followed a routine police stop of a vehicle on the M1 near Sheffield, South Yorkshire, on 30 June.

Police found guns, knives, machetes and a home-made explosive device.

The alleged target of the attack was the anti-Islamic group who had held a rally in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, earlier that day.

That case has been sent to the Old Bailey for a hearing on 31 July.

The three men charged on Tuesday evening will face the same charges as those who appeared in court earlier in the day.

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