Man, 33, faces terrorism charges

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Asim Ali, of west London, is to appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Saturday Asim Ali, of west London, is to appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Saturday

A 33-year-old man has been charged with trying to assist terrorism.

Scotland Yard said Asim Ali, of west London, is to appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

It is claimed he had been linked to Imran Khawaja, 26, and others to commit acts of terrorism.

Khawaja has been charged with terrorism offences including allegedly attending a terror training camp in Syria.

It is alleged Ali gave Khawaja £300 cash from his bank account before his departure from the UK and provided advice on establishing communications using apps.

It is also alleged that he co-ordinated the collection of funds along with co-ordinating the collection of property, and also sold clothing and encouraged others to do so to raise funds.

Ali is also alleged to have acted as a conduit for messages and news between Khawaja and family members, to have provided funding knowing that the money was required for the purchase of weapons and also given advice on the use of covert communications to others to facilitate their interaction with Khawaja.

Ali is also accused of providing advice how to transmit money from the UK to avoid detection.

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