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Bradford brothers 'radicalised' by relative

Two brothers plotted to travel abroad for terrorist training after being "radicalised" by their brother-in-law, a court has heard.

Muhammed Saeed Ahmed, 21, and Muhammed Naeem Ahmed, 20, from Bradford, were influenced by Muhammed Shafaraz Ahmed.

The Old Bailey was told they were seen in Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons on "training trips" preparing for stays in the Yemen and Afghanistan.

The pair both deny conspiracy to attend terrorist training.

They have admitted collecting or possessing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

SAS survival handbook

The jury was told their brother-in-law Muhammed Shafaraz Ahmed had pleaded guilty earlier this year to an offence of preparing for acts of terrorism.

Jonathan Sandiford, prosecuting, said police and security services had observed the brothers in their relative's company on trips to Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons "trying to prepare themselves for the arduous conditions that you would expect to encounter if they went to Afghanistan or to Yemen for the purpose of terrorist training".

He said police had searched the family home last year and were told by the men's father that his sons were due to travel to Bangladesh the following day with other family members.

Items found during a search of their bedroom included a GPS device, night vision goggles and sleeping bags for use in very cold conditions.

Mr Sandiford said other items included military clothing and a copy of an SAS survival handbook.

He added: "The prosecution say that the two defendants were going to use the family trip to Bangladesh as a cover to move on from there to places where they could obtain terrorist training."

The trial continues.

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