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Men arrested in Solihull in terror probe as Paul Newey charged with funding terrorism

John Carlon 7th Feb, 2020 Updated: 7th Feb, 2020

COUNTER-terror cops have charged a 49-year-old man with terrorism offences.

Paul Newey, from Solihull, is set to appear before Westminster Magistrates on 14 February charged with funding terrorism.

He was arrested in December 2019 under section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

It was reported that Mr Newey had sent money to his son in Syria, who was allegedly fighting ISIS with Kurdish militia.

West Midlands police added: “A 19-year-old man was also arrested today (February 7) on suspicion of terrorism offences as part of an ongoing investigation.

“The arrest was carried out at an address in Solihull by West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit detectives and the man is being questioned at a police station in the West Midlands.

“He was arrested on suspicion of assisting another to commit terrorism (assisting travel).

“The arrest was intelligence-led; there was no risk to the public.

“As part of the investigation, a 32-year-old man has been charged with preparing for an act of terrorism and funding terrorism; he is remanded in custody awaiting trial. A 49-year-old man was charged yesterday with funding terrorism.”

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