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Seventh bomb plot suspect charged

A seventh terror suspect is being charged over the alleged UK suicide bombing plot, prosecutors have said.

Mujahid Hussain will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court accused of helping fund the plan and providing information of "material assistance".

Six men have already been remanded in custody after the "significant" counter-terror operation by police in Birmingham.

Deborah Walsh, deputy head of the Crown Prosecution Service special crime and counter-terror division, said she authorised West Midlands Police to make the twin charges.

The 20-year-old suspect is accused of "entering into a funding arrangement for the purposes of terrorism" and "failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism", she added.

The other six defendants appeared at West London Magistrates' Court on Monday. Some of them are accused of wanting to be suicide bombers, having trained for terror in Pakistan and having raised money for terrorism.

The men, all from Birmingham and said to be part of a terror network, were remanded by deputy senior district judge Daphne Wickham.

Ashik Ali, 26, of White Street, Irfan Nasser, 30, of Doris Road, Irfan Khalid, 26, of Timbers Way, and Rahim Ahmed, 25, of Moorcroft Road, will appear at the Old Bailey next month. They are accused of one count of "engaging in conduct in preparation for terrorist acts".

Mohammed Rizwan, 32, of Asquith Road, was charged with failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism.

He will next appear before Westminster magistrates on October 24 alongside Ali's brother, Bahader Ali, 28, of Turner Road. Both are from the Sparkbrook area of the city.

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