Bradford brothers face charges over plot to join terror training camp

Bradford brothers Muhammed  Naeem Ahmed (left) and Muhammed Saeed Ahmed outside The Old Bailey in London

Bradford brothers Muhammed Naeem Ahmed (left) and Muhammed Saeed Ahmed outside The Old Bailey in London

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Two Bradford brothers accused of hoarding extremist manuals are to be charged with plotting to attend a terror training camp, a court heard yesterday.

Muhammed Naeem Ahmed, 19, and Muhammed Saeed Ahmed, 20, were arrested during a raid of their home in the Little Horton area of the city last September 19.

Saeed Ahmed currently faces seven charges under section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000 relating to documents found on a hard drive.

Naeem Ahmed faces four similar charges.

They were due to enter pleas at the Old Bailey, in London, yesterday. However, the hearing was adjourned after new information came to light.

The court was told that the Attorney General had now given the go-ahead for a fresh charge, relating to a terror training camp, to be put to the brothers.

Prosecutor Jonathan Sandiford said: “A Government agency has finally consented to certain material being released which the prosecution intend to use in order to bring further charges.

“In particular, conspiracy to attend a place for terrorism training.

“The Attorney General gave his consent for that charge yesterday.”

Mr Sandiford told the court it was the prosecution’s case that the brothers were planning to attend a training camp.

He said: “They were pursuing a conspiracy to go to a training camp and were about to embark on that.”

The judge, Mr Justice Fulford, adjourned the case until May 10 and set a provisional trial date of November 11.

The pair were arrested following an investigation by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.

The Ahmeds, both from Little Horton, Bradford, are on bail.

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