Three charged with terrorism offences

Two men and a woman from Birmingham have been charged with terrorism offences. 

 

Mohammed Ali Ahmed, aged 26 of Heather Road, Small Heath, Zakaria Boufassil, aged 26 of Coventry Road, Small Heath, and 29-year-old Soumaya Boufassil, of Vann Close, Small Heath appeared before Westminster Magistrates Court on Friday 29 April. 
 
They are charged as follows:  Mohammed Ali Ahmed and Zakaria Boufassil on or before 7 July 2015 entered into an arrangement as a result of which money or other property, namely a quantity of sterling currency, was made available to another and they knew or had reasonable cause to suspect that it would or may be used for the purposes of terrorism contrary to section 17 TACT 2000. 
 
Mohammed Ali Ahmed and Soumaya Boufassil between 1 January 2015 and 8 April 2016, with the intention of committing acts of terrorism or assisting another to commit such acts engaged in conduct in preparation for giving effect to his intention, namely, accruing monies contrary to section 5 TACT 2006. 
 
The charges follow their arrests on Thursday 14 April and Friday 15 April. They have been questioned by WMCTU detectives in the West Midlands since that time. 
 
A total of five people were arrested on 14 and 15 April; a fourth man − Fazal Sajjad Younis Khan, aged 40 from Small Heath, has been charged with possession of CS spray; he has been bailed to a separate address with strict conditions to appear before Birmingham Magistrates on Friday 13 May.
 
A 59-year-old man remains on bail with strict conditions while the investigation continues.