"Jihadi Jack" Parents Accused Of Terror Offences

The parents of a British Muslim convert accused of joining Islamic State (IS) in Syria have been charged with terrorism offences.

Jack Letts, dubbed ``Jihadi Jack'', was suspected of being the first white Briton to join the terror group after he left his Oxford home and travelled to the war-ravaged country last year.

The 20-year-old, who reportedly goes by the name Abu Mohammed, married an Iraqi woman with whom he has a son, Muhammed, while living in the Iraqi city of Fallujah.

The South East Counter Terrorism Unit (Sectu) confirmed that it had charged John Letts, a leading organic farmer and baker, and Sally Lane with making money available for a terrorist purpose.

A Sectu spokesman said: ``John Letts, aged 55, of Chilswell Road, Oxford was charged with three counts of entering into or becoming concerned in an arrangement to make available money, knowing or having reasonable cause to suspect that it may be used for a terrorist purpose contrary to section 17 Terrorism Act 2000.

``Sally Lane, aged 53, also of Chilswell Road, Oxford, was charged with three counts of entering into or becoming concerned in an arrangement to make available money, knowing or having reasonable cause to suspect that it may be used for a terrorist purpose contrary to section 17 Terrorism Act 2000 and two counts of attempting to provide money, knowing or having reasonable cause to suspect that it may be used for a terrorist purpose Contrary to section 1(1) Criminal Attempts Act 1981 and section 15(3) Terrorism Act 2000.''

The couple have been released on bail to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on June 9.

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