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West Midlands Police: 'Conviction sends clear message on terror'

West Midlands Police Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale says convictions continue to send a clear message to those who think they are going to engage and support terror, that they will not get away with it.

Comments come after apprentice bricklayer from Birmingham was today convicted of trying to join the Islamic State terror group in Syria and "training" for battle at a local Midlands paint-balling centre.

The Assistant Chief Constable added that there are ongoing issues and challenges in the fight against terror, with encrypted devices and communications, police and security services must continue to develop their techniques and abilities.

Read more: Man convicted after training for IS at Paintball centre

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