Judge delays sentencing in Birmingham terror case

Nahin Ahmed holding a toy gun - pre travel to Syria - in an image taken from his computer. Credit: West Midlands Police

Judge Topolski QC has said he would not pass sentence on the two men until a Court of Appeal decision about a similar case had been heard later this summer.

However, sentencing is due to open this afternoon.

The judge earlier told the court that he was willing to offer a reduction in sentence if the defendants were to plead guilty.

He described the case as a "grave one".

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