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Preacher charged with terrorism offences

A 39-year-old man has been charged with eight terrorism offences Credit: PA Wire

A 39-year-old man from Staffordshire has been charged with eight terrorism offences.

Kamran Sabit Hussain from Knightsbridge Way in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent is alleged to have addressed a congregation at a mosque in the town expressing support for the so-called Islamic State.

Mr Hussain will appear before magistrates at Westminster on Tuesday (21 February.)

He is charged with two counts of addressing a meeting at the mosque in Tunstall, with the alleged purpose being to "encourage support for a proscribed organisation, namely Islamic State, or to further its activities".

The other six counts accuse him of publishing a statement - a sermon to a congregation - in which he "intended or was reckless as to whether members of he public would be, directly or indirectly encouraged or otherwise induced by he statement to commit, prepare or instigate acts of terrorism".

The charges relate to a period of time from about June 24 2016 to about September 16 2016.

Police said Hussain's arrest on February 14 was pre-planned and intelligence-led and there is no risk to the public's safety

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