Birmingham Woman Has Syria Terror Charges Dropped

23 December 2014, 17:18

The case against a Sparkhill woman accused of Syria-related terror offences has been dropped following medical reports.

Gerrie Tahari will not be charged for funding terrorism overseas after the CPS judged that it is no longer in the public interest to prosecute her.

The trial against the 45 year old had been due to start in September but was adjourned for medical reports.

After considering the content of these reports submitted by Ms Tahari's representatives, the CPS has decided that the case will be discontinued.

Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale said: “All cases are continually assessed by the CPS and police to ensure that the right and proper course of action is undertaken in the interests of justice. In this case it is clear it was not in the public interest to continue."

No further evidence was presented by the prosecution during a hearing at the Old Bailey.