Birmingham man charged with terrorism offences

A 44-year-old Birmingham man has appeared in court accused of possessing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

Mohammed Benares of Alum Rock, appeared at London's Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with three offences under the Terrorism Act.

The offences include an alleged possession of a document called 39 Ways to Serve and Participate in Jihad.

He was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at the court again for a committal hearing on January 9th 2013.