Tyne & Wear

Sunderland man Mohammed Kahar in court over 10 terror offences

A man from Sunderland has appeared in court charged with terrorism offences, including one relating to Syria.

Mohammed Kahar of Burnville Road, faces 10 charges, including disseminating terrorist publications, preparing a terrorist act and terrorist financing.

Westminster Magistrates' Court heard he was allegedly caught with extremist material including a document called 44 Ways To Serve And Participate In Jihad.

The 37-year-old was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 14 May.

He did not enter any pleas.

The alleged offences, which stretch back almost 18 months, include five counts of disseminating terrorist publications.

He is also charged with one count of preparing acts of terrorism in Syria, two of supporting a proscribed organisation and one of financing terrorism.

Officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit arrested Mr Kahar in March for offences under the Terrorism Act.

Police said the investigation was intelligence-led and there was no evidence to suggest any communities were at risk.

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