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Lancashire man charged with terror offences

The 31-year-old man is due to appear in court later today.

A man has been charged with terrorism offences after being arrested in Lancashire last month.

Husnain Rashid, of Leonard Street in Nelson, has been charged with two offences under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 - engaging in conduct in preparation for terrorist acts.

Greater Manchester Police said the 31-year-old would appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on Wednesday.

Rashid was arrested on Wednesday November 22 as officers from Lancashire Police and Counter Terrorism Policing carried out raids on two properties in Leonard Street.

Speaking at the time, Assistant Chief Constable Tim Jacques, of Lancashire Police, said: "I recognise that events like this can cause people to worry and impact on wider public confidence.

"I want to reassure people that our information and intelligence lead us to believe that there is no immediate threat to local people."