Hampshire man charged with terrorism offence

Hampshire man charged with terrorism offence
Hampshire man charged with terrorism offence

Police force is doing ‘all it can’ to keep residents safe from terrorism

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A HAMPSHIRE man has been charged with a terrorism offence after being arrested at Gatwick Airport.

Mashudur Rahman Choudhury, 30, is accused of the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism.

He was charged under section five of the Terrorism Act 2006 by South East Counter Terrorism Unit officers following his arrest at Gatwick Airport on October 26.

Choudhury appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court earlier where he was remanded in custody.

He is due to appear at the Old Bailey in London on November 18.

Ch Insp Beth Pirie said: ‘The charge relates to activity overseas and there is no perceived threat to the local community.

‘Anyone in our local communities with concerns about this situation can contact Hampshire Constabulary on 101 and ask to speak to a specialist Prevent officer.’

Police said that the Prevent strategy explains the work that Hampshire Constabulary and local authorities do working with partner agencies and the public to stop people from becoming or supporting terrorists.

‘It also explains how the public can help us build stronger, safer communities who can reject terrorism in all its forms’ said a spokesman.

Members of the public can email prevent.engagement@hampshire.pnn.police.uk