Harborough district man appears in court accused of being part of the banned Islamic State terrorist group

The charges include sending money to allow captured Islamic militants to escape from prison camps in Syria and compiling and distributing a terrorist publication

Friday, 30th October 2020, 3:23 pm
Updated Friday, 30th October 2020, 3:24 pm

A man from the Harborough district has been accused of being part of the banned Islamic State terrorist group for the last four years.

Hisham Chaudhary, 27, of Chestnut Avenue, Great Glen, has appeared in court charged with seven serious terror offences.

The charges include sending money to allow captured Islamic militants to escape from prison camps in Syria and compiling and distributing a terrorist publication.

Hisham Chaudhary, 27, of Chestnut Avenue, Great Glen, has appeared in court charged with seven serious terror offences.

Chaudhary appeared at central London’s Westminster magistrates’ court on Thursday (October 29) via a secure video link from a police station.

The suspect was remanded in custody – and is due to appear at the Old Bailey next week.

Chaudhary gave no indication of how he will plead to the charges during the brief hearing.

He was arrested following an in-depth investigation led by the Leeds-based Counter Terrorism Policing North East team.

The specialist anti-terrorist police unit, made up of seven forces, was supported by Counter Terrorism Policing East Midlands and Leicestershire Police during the inquiry.

Chaudhary was detained under the Terrorism Act on the morning of Thursday October 22, police said.