Lancashire

Terror trial over Prince George school information

Husnain Rashid court illustration
Image caption Husnain Rashid appeared at the Old Bailey

An alleged supporter of the so-called Islamic State accused of sharing school details of Prince George on social media is to go on trial.

It is alleged Husnain Rashid of Nelson, Lancashire, made the post about the prince on messaging app Telegram and also planned to go to Syria to join IS.

He appeared at the Old Bailey earlier charged with terrorism offences.

He was remanded in custody until a plea hearing on 13 April ahead of his trial which has been set for 30 April.

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Image caption Husnain Rashid is accused of sharing details of Prince George's school on social media

A four-week trial has been scheduled at Woolwich Crown Court for Mr Rashid, of Leonard Street, who is charged with preparing acts of terrorism and assisting others to prepare acts of terrorism.

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