Another Suspect Charged following last month raid in Birmingham 

Sky News 

A sixth man has been charged with a terror offence following last month's police raids in Birmingham. 

West Midlands police said Basiru Gassama will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court in the morning. 

The 29 year old, from Birmingham, is accused of withholding information about a potential act of terrorism. It comes after five men appeared before Westminster magistrates on terror charges earlier in the day. 

One - 36-year-old Parviz Khan - is accused of plotting to kidnap and kill a British soldier. Khan and the four other suspects were remanded in custody. 

They were identified in court as Amjad Mahmood, 31, Mohammed Irfan, 30, Zahoor Iqbal, 29, and Hamid Elasmar, 43. All five face charges under the 2000 and 2006 Terrorism Acts. 

The first alleges they conspired to supply equipment for use in committing acts of terrorism. The second charge states they entered into or became involved in a funding arrangement they knew or had cause to suspect "may be used for the purposes of terrorism". 

Mahmood is also accused of failing to disclose information which might have been of "material assistance" in preventing the alleged plot The five defendants had been taken from Coventry to London earlier in the day. 

Three other men arrested in the anti-terror raids on January 31 have been released without charge.


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