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Adeel Ulhaq charged with terrorist financing after Syria arrests

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Image caption Two people were arrested in Sutton-in-Ashfield on 5 June

A man arrested in connection with alleged fraudulent fundraising for Syrian aid has been charged with terrorist financing.

Adeel Ulhaq, 20, was arrested along with a 43-year-old woman when police searched a house in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, on 5 June.

The arrests followed an investigation by Nottinghamshire Police and the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.

The woman was later released without charge.

Mr Ulhaq appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday and is due to appear at the Old Bailey on 18 July.

Terrorist financing is an offence contrary to section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

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