A Bradford CCTV operative disseminated graphic Islamic State propaganda and handed over nearly £300 knowing it was likely to be used for terrorism, a court has heard.

Asim Majid, 30, of Cranbourne Road, Daisy Hill, Bradford,is said to have owned films which featured suicide bombings, guidance on how to use a knife to kill, and gruesome images of dead soldiers.

Leeds Crown Court heard how the defendant also transferred £280 to a contact, knowing that it may be used for the purpose of terrorism.

Majid is said to have owned a publication entitled How To Survive In The West which promises to teach readers "how to be a secret agent who lives a double life, something which Muslims will have to do to survive in the coming years".

Opening the case for the prosecution on Tuesday, Simon Davis told jurors: "While seemingly living and working a normal life in Bradford, the defendant was, we say, actively engaged online in disseminating, sharing, spreading - however you want to put it - weblinks to videos.

"These videos were Islamic State-type videos. They were Islamic State propaganda, which he was sending across the internet for people to see."

The prosecutor told how the videos that Majid sent to his contacts were "used by Islamic State to glorify their activities and to encourage others to follow their cause".

He added that a total of around 772 videos were found on his phone, with a small number of these being disseminated.

The court heard how one of the films discovered on Majid's Samsung mobile following his arrest was a "demonstration video to assist the would-be terrorist in how to kill with a knife".

Mr Davis explained how the "particularly graphic and gruesome" film features guidance on how to stab, cut and kill enemies, using an actual human being in order to demonstrate what is being discussed.

The prosecutor added that the video goes on to demonstrate how to make a bomb, and then shows such a device being placed inside a man's rucksack before being detonated.

The court heard how the video also referenced the Islamic State magazine series called Rumiyah, which contains regular features like Just Terror Tactics - How To Kill With A Knife.

"You only have to think about the events at London Bridge last year to see why that may be relevant," Mr Davis said.

Among the other videos found on the phone was one depicting "fighters engaged in martyrdom" and "graphic images of 31 dead soldiers", with another showing men and boys carrying out suicide bomb attacks.

Mr Davis said such material showed a "utopian lifestyle under the Islamic State".

Majid denies transferring £280 between January 30 and February 9 to another person knowing it may be used for terrorism, as well as two counts of having a publication likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

He has also pleaded not guilty to eight counts of disseminating terrorist publications between July 2017 and March of this year.

The trial, which is expected to last two weeks, continues.