Police have charged a man arrested in Birmingham under the Terrorism Act.

Ahmed Faraz from Sparkhill was detained on Tuesday 26th January. He's been charged with a number of counts of possessing material likely to be of use to a terrorist (contrary to Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000) and a number of counts of distributing terrorist publications (contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006).

The 30 year old is due  before the City of Westminster Magistrates today (2nd February).