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Batley man charged with Syria terrorism offences

A man has appeared in court accused of trying to travel to Syria to join so-called Islamic State.

Ghulam Hussain, 30, from Batley, West Yorkshire, is accused of giving an undercover policeman cash for the trip.

Mr Hussain, of Track Road, is alleged to have bought a plane ticket to travel to Pakistan later this month and return via Turkey a week later.

He appeared before Westminster magistrates charged with two offences under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act.

He is accused of engaging in conduct in preparation for committing an act of terrorism, and engaging in conduct with the intention of assisting another person to commit an act of terrorism.

Mr Hussain is also alleged to have obtained credit cards by providing false details of employment and income.

He was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 17 November.

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