A man has been charged with two terrorism offences.
Craig Slee, 41, of Trawden Crescent, Preston, is accused of encouraging terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications, Greater Manchester Police said.
Following an investigation by the North West Counter Terrorism Unit, Slee is also charged with possessing a prohibited weapon.A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "He will appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court on 8 May 2012.
"There is no evidence to suggest that any community is at risk in connection with the alleged offences under investigation."
It is understood the offences under the 2006 Terrorism Act relate to the alleged accessing and publishing of extremist materials.