Tunstall man charged with series of terrorism offences

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A Stoke-on-Trent man has been charged with terrorism offences and is due to appear before Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow (February 21).

Kamran Sabir Hussain, of Knightsbridge Way, Tunstall was arrested on February 14 as part of a pre-planned, intelligence-led operation.

Allegations are that the 39-year-old promoted support for terrorist organisations, namely the Islamic State.

Charges also state he encouraged his congregation to commit acts of terrorism, whether deliberately or inadvertently.

The charges are in connection with his work at a mosque on High Street in Tunstall in 2016.

  • On or about 24 June 2016, within the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court published a statement, namely a sermon to a congregation, and at the time of publishing, intended or was reckless as to whether members of the public would be, directly or indirectly encouraged or otherwise induced by the statement to commit, prepare or instigate acts of terrorism. Contrary to section 1(2) Terrorism Act 2006.
  • On or about 24 June 2016, within the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court addressed a meeting at the Mosque at 229 High Street, Tunstall, Stoke on Trent and the purpose of the address was to encourage support for a proscribed organisation, namely Islamic State, or to further its activities. Contrary to section 12(3) Terrorism Act 2000.
  • On or about 22 July 2016, within the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court published a statement, namely a sermon to a congregation, and at the time of publishing, intended or was reckless as to whether members of the public would be, directly or indirectly encouraged or otherwise induced by the statement to commit, prepare or instigate acts of terrorism. Contrary to section 1(2) Terrorism Act 2006.
  • On or about 5 August 2016, within the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court published a statement, namely a sermon to a congregation, and at the time of publishing, intended or was reckless as to whether members of the public would be, directly or indirectly encouraged or otherwise induced by the statement to commit, prepare or instigate acts of terrorism. Contrary to section 1(2) Terrorism Act 2006
  • On or about 5 August 2016, within the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court addressed a meeting at the Mosque at 229 High Street, Tunstall, Stoke on Trent and the purpose of the address was to encourage support for a proscribed organisation, namely Islamic State, or to further its activities. Contrary to section 12(3) Terrorism Act 2000.
  • On or about 19 August 2016, within the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court published a statement, namely a sermon to a congregation, and at the time of publishing, intended or was reckless as to whether members of the public would be, directly or indirectly encouraged or otherwise induced by the statement to commit, prepare or instigate acts of terrorism. Contrary to section 1(2) Terrorism Act 2006.
  • On or about 2 September 2016, within the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court published a statement, namely a sermon to a congregation, and at the time of publishing, intended or was reckless as to whether members of the public would be, directly or indirectly encouraged or otherwise induced by the statement to commit, prepare or instigate acts of terrorism. Contrary to section 1(2) Terrorism Act 2006.
  • On or about 16 September 2016, within the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court published a statement, namely a sermon to a congregation, and at the time of publishing, intended or was reckless as to whether members of the public would be, directly or indirectly encouraged or otherwise induced by the statement to commit, prepare or instigate acts of terrorism. Contrary to section 1(2) Terrorism Act 2006.

Anyone with information or concerns about the investigation should contact West Midlands Police on 101 or the Anti-Terror Hotline on 0800 789 321.

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