Dewsbury suspect to face terror charge

A MAN from Dewsbury was charged with a terrorism offence on Wednesday relating to an alleged Syrian aid charity.

The suspect, 34, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, May 6.

He is charged with collecting or making a record of information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism. The man was arrested by anti-terror police in connection with a suspected fraud by a purported Syrian aid charity.

Four other men arrested as part of that probe in May last year were all released without charge.

They were two suspects from Halifax, one from Sheffield and another man from Dewsbury.

Six houses in West and South Yorkshire, including their homes and a shop in Dewsbury, were searched.

Police stressed the on-going investigation is not linked to two teenage boys from Dewsbury who are believed to have travelled to Syria.

The North East Counter Terrorism Unit said the man would be named the day before his court appearance.

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