February 25, 2009
A man has been charged with sending terrorist material by email.
Mohammed Gul, 20, is accused of two counts of transmitting a terrorist publication in January this year.
He is also charged with owning a document containing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.
Mr Gul, who lives in Elm Park Avenue, Hornchurch, east London was charged with the offences late on Monday evening.
He was arrested by anti-terror police officers on February 10 at an address in Hornchurch, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.
The force would not reveal details of the document allegedly found in Mr Gul’s possession.
He is due to appear before Westminster Magistrates Court today.
It is not the first such charge. Last year, Neil Lewington, 43, was arrested at Lowestoft railway station in Suffolk, for allegedly having a Nazi-themed book containing information about terrorism.
He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court accused of ten offences against the Terrorism Act and one against the Explosives Act.
Lewington was charged with ‘intending to commit an act of terrorism’ by travelling to Lowestoft with two ‘improvised explosive devices’.