Tyne & Wear

BA worker terror trial jury considers verdict

Rajib Karim
Image caption Mr Karim was arrested in Newcastle in February 2010

The jury in the trial of a British Airways computer expert accused of plotting to blow up an aircraft has retired to consider its verdict.

Rajib Karim, 31, from Newcastle, used his job to access information for radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, Woolwich Crown Court heard.

He denies four charges including plotting to blow up a plane and sharing information of use to hate groups.

The jury retired after hearing three-and-a-half weeks' evidence.

Mr Karim also denies offering to help financial or disruptive attacks on British Airways and gaining a UK job to exploit terrorist purposes.

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