Gerri Tahari: Syria terror charges dropped

Prosecutors have dropped their case against a woman accused of funding terror in Syria.

Gerri Tahari, 45, from Sparkhill, Birmingham, had been due to stand trial over the offence at the Old Bailey.

But at a hearing earlier, the prosecution said it would offer no evidence against her.

West Midlands Police said the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) had decided the trial was no longer in the public interest.

The decision not to proceed was taken after medical reports submitted by Ms Tahari's legal team were "carefully considered", the force said.

Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale said all cases are continually assessed "to ensure that the right and proper course of action is undertaken in the interests of justice".

"In this case it is clear it was not in the public interest to continue," he said.

The case against Ms Tahari's son, Mouloud, also of Sparkhill, was dropped in July due to lack of evidence.

Courtesy BBC