Man faces charges over 'terror magazines'

A man will appear in court on Monday charged with possessing a magazine allegedly linked to terrorism.

Mohammed Benares, 45, from Birmingham, is accused of having documents "likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism".

Mr Benares, of Alum Rock, will appear at Southwark Crown Court charged with having a number of copies of Inspire Magazine on a computer hard drive.

He was arrested in March 2012 by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit.

As well as the magazines, Mr Benares is accused of possessing publications entitled 39 Ways to Serve and Participate in Jihad and The Eager for Paradise - June 2010.

The charges have been brought under the Terrorism Act 2000, West Midlands Police said.

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