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.
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