A NORTH-EAST man has appeared in court after he was allegedly caught with extremist material, including a document called 44 Ways To Serve And Participate In Jihad.

Mohammed Kahar is also accused of plotting Syria-related terrorism acts.

Kahar, of Burnville Road, was arrested last month by officers from the North East counter-terrorism unit and was detained again on Monday on suspicion of further offences.

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The 37-year-old appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court today (Wednesday, April 29) accused of 10 offences stretching back almost 18 months.

Among the charges under the Terrorism Acts was one of possessing a record likely to be useful in preparing an act of terrorism - electronic versions of documents on a mobile phone called The Explosive Course and 44 Ways To Serve And Participate In Jihad".

Kahar also faces five allegations of disseminating terrorist publications between November 2014 and February this year, including one named What Are You Waiting For? and Dabiq 5, the Islamic State (IS) propaganda magazine.

Other publications were called Missbraucht Kinder, which means "abused children", and others entitled Mensuura Inshallah, The Book Of Jihad, This Is The Province Of Allah, A Message To The Mujahidin And The Muslim Ummah In The Month Of Ramadan, and Indeed Your Lord Is Ever Watchful.

Kahar was also charged with one count of preparing acts of terrorism in Syria, two of supporting a proscribed organisation and one of financing terrorism, offences he allegedly carried out between November 2013 and February this year.

Kahar did not enter any pleas, and was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on May 14.

One offence under Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000 – Possession of a record

A spokesman for the North East Counter Terrorism Unit said: "Kahar was arrested in March by officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit for offences under the Terrorism Act. He was arrested for further offences on Monday.

"The investigation is intelligence led and there is no evidence to suggest that any communities are at immediate risk in connection with this operation."