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Birmingham 19-year-old charged with terrorism offence

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A teenager from Birmingham has appeared in court charged with preparing for acts of terrorism.

Nineteen-year-old Humza Alim could face life in prison if convicted of the Syria-related offence.

The teenager, from Bromford Lane, Ward End, was remanded in custody after appearing at Birmingham Crown Court today. He was charged with one count of preparing for acts of terrorism, contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act.

Alim has previously been charged with distributing a terrorist publication, contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act, and a separate offence under Section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act.

He will stand trial for all three offences on November 20 at Birmingham Crown Court.

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