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Birmingham and Stoke terror arrests: Four in court

Court sketch of the four accused men Image copyright Julia Quenzler
Image caption The men are due to appear at the Old Bailey on 19 September

Four men have appeared in court accused of preparing to commit acts of terrorism.

They were arrested after police raids in Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent on 26 August.

Those charged are: Naweed Ali, 28, of Evelyn Road, Sparkhill; Khobaib Hussain, 24, also of Evelyn Road, Sparkhill; Mohibur Rahman, 31, of High Lane, Stoke-on-Trent; Tahir Aziz, 37, of Wulstan Road, Stoke-on-Trent.

A fifth man has been released.

The men appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court on Friday and were remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 19 September.

Image caption Police cordoned off an area near the Pentahotel on Holloway Head near Birmingham city centre
Image caption A fifth man arrested during the operation was subsequently released

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