A Birmingham business owner who sold unsafe mobile phone chargers as well as counterfeit goods has been sentenced to 16 weeks in prison.
Mohammed Ibrar, 45, trading as Bling Bling Phones in Alum Rock, pleaded guilty to nine offences at an earlier hearing last month – five of selling unsafe phone chargers and four of selling fake mobile phones cases bearing Apple and Porsche logos.
Ibrar, who was jailed for separate offences relating to the handling of stolen goods, was sentenced to 16 weeks for each of the nine offences, which will be served concurrently to his existing sentence.
Police are carrying out searches in Alum Rock after a man was shot in the arm.
An area at the junction of Belchers Lane and Cotterills Lane is cordoned off while specialist search officers examine the scene.
The 36-year-old man was shot in his car at around midnight and was taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
A Birmingham postal worker has today been found guilty of possessing terrorist literature, including detailed instructions of how to make a bomb and blow up buildings.
The jury at Southwark Crown Court delivered a majority verdict, convicting 45-year old Mohammed Benares on three counts of possessing documents or records containing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.
Benares, from the Alum Rock area of Birmingham, was arrested in March last year by officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit.
Benares was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on July 15.
A jury has heard that a man from Birmingham possessed extremist material that included a guide on how to make bombs at home in the kitchen.
Mohammed Benares has gone on trial charged with three counts of possessing information, contrary to the Terrorism Act.
Mr Benares denies the charges. Charlotte Grant sent this report from London.
The prosecution also alleges Benares attended a demonstration outside the American Embassy on September 11th 2011, to coincide with the anniversary of the World Trade Centre attacks, which Anjem Choudhary and Abu Izzadeen also attended.
In police interviews, the court heard the defendant said that as a Muslim he was curious about news and wanted to see what he described as the 'other side', to counterbalance any argument.
Benares is also said to have stated that he had not read any of the Inspire magazines downloaded.
Mohamed Benares denies the charges. The trial continues.
Seven copies of a document called '39 ways to serve and participate in Jihad' were also allegedly downloaded and stored on the defendant's three hard drives. The jury also heard Mr Benares had done a number of internet searches and appeared to have been a registered user of an extremist website.
As well as alleged computer evidence, the jury was also told the defendant's mobile phone was examined - showing a number of text messages between Benares and two known extremists: Anjem Choudhary, the former leader of proscribed terrorist group Al Mahajiroun, and convicted terrorist Abu Izzadeen.
Prosecuting, Ms Adina Ezekial said,
She went on,
The court was told Mr Benares had a number of different articles, stored on a number of different computer hard drives.
In total he is said to have possessed 53 editions of something called 'Inspire', described as an Al Qaeda magazine. One of the articles contained step-by-step instructions on constructing a home-made bomb, as well as guidelines on producing explosive materials and training with a Kalashnikov rifle.