Mashudur Choudhury
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Mashudur Choudhury guilty of Syria terror plan

A man from Portsmouth has become the first person in the UK to be convicted of terrorist offences in connection with the conflict in Syria.

Father-of-two Mashudur Choudhury, 31, was convicted of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts.

The court heard he had travelled to Syria to attend a terrorist training camp. He was arrested at Gatwick Airport on his return to the UK.

Prosecutors at the trial at Kingston Crown Court said Choudhury had wanted to be trained in the use of firearms and intended to pursue a "political, religious or ideological cause".

Emma Vardy reports.