Two men in court charged with funding Brussels terror suspect

Terror attack suspect Mohamed Abrini

Two men have appeared in court charged with funding Brussels bomb suspect Mohamed Abrini.

Mohammed Ali Ahmed and Zakaria Boufassil, both 26, have been accused of meeting Abrini at a park in Birmingham last year where they allegedly gave him £3,000, Westminster Magistrates' Court heard.

Ahmed and a third defendant, Soumaya Boufassil, 29, are charged with the preparation of terrorist attacks.

Chief magistrate Howard Riddle has sent the case to the Old Bailey for a hearing on May 13, and the defendants were remanded in custody.

Abrini, known as "the man in the hat", is in custody over the Brussels attacks and is also wanted in connection with last year's Paris attacks.