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Man in court on anti-terror charges

A man faces trial over allegations that he breached anti-terrorism requirements by not telling police that he had changed his address.

Trevor Brooks, 39, who is also known as Abu Izzadeen, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court today charged with two counts of breaching his notification requirement.

Brooks, whose address was given to the court as Fletching Road, Clapton, east London, was arrested on Thursday along with eight others who were held as part of an investigation into alleged support of the banned extremist group al-Muhajiroun.

Among them was radical preacher Anjem Choudary, who told the Press Association his arrest had been "politically motivated".

In court today, Brooks denied the charges of failing to comply with a notification address and notifying false information to the police in purported compliance with a notification requirement.

Deputy Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot ordered him to appear at the Central Criminal Court on October 3 and remanded him in custody.

The eight other men, who have been bailed until January, are aged between 22 and 51.


From Belfast Telegraph