Three charged in UK terror inquiry

Two men and a woman from Birmingham have been charged with terror offences as part of a UK probe launched after the Paris and Brussels attacks.

Mohammed Ali Ahmed and Zakaria Boufassil are both charged with funding terrorism on or before 7 July 2015.

Mr Ahmed and Soumaya Boufassil are separately charged with preparation of acts of terrorism between January 2015 and this month.

The three, from Small Heath, are due before magistrates in London on Friday.

West Midlands Police said they were among five people arrested in Birmingham on 14 April and at Gatwick Airport the next day.

A third man, Fazal Sajjad Younis Khan, 40, also from Small Heath, has been charged with possession of CS spray, police said.

He has been released on bail to appear before Birmingham magistrates on 13 May.

A 59-year-old man remains on bail while the investigation continues, police added.