Father-of-two becomes UK's first Syria terror conviction

Father of two Mashudur Choudhury, 31, has become the first person in the UK to be convicted of terrorist offences in connection with the Syria conflict. Choudhury, went to Syria with the intention of joining a terrorist training camp last October.

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Father convicted in UK for Syria terrorist offences

A father of two has been convicted of terrorist offences becoming the first person in the UK to face a sentence in connection with the Syria conflict. Mashudur Choudhury, 31, went to the Middle Eastern country with the intention of joining a terrorist training camp last October.

He was arrested at Gatwick Airport on his return later that month.

An official at Kingston Crown Court, south-west London, said the defendant was found guilty of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts.

During the two-week trial the court heard that Choudhury, of Stubbington Avenue, Portsmouth, travelled to Syria with four other people from his local area.

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