Terror documents trial

45-year-old Mohammed Benares from Alum Rock, Birmingham, has been found guilty of of possessing documents containing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

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Defendant's mobile phone also examined

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.

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