Man in court on terrorism charges

A man from Preston has appeared in court, accused of sharing Islamic State videos on social media.

Mohammed Afzal, 18, appeared at the Old Bailey by video link.

He is accused of sharing material on Instagram that showed an execution and fighters in combat between March and September. He is also accused of collecting instructions on making explosives.

Afzal is charged with four offences of disseminating a terrorist publication and a further four offences of collecting information useful to a terrorist.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on 10 February.

Image: Ben Sutherland


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