A sixth man was charged on Friday night with a terror offence following raids in Birmingham, after five others appeared in court earlier.
West Midlands Police said Basiru Gassama (29), from Birmingham, will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Saturday. He is accused of withholding information about a potential act of terrorism. Earlier yesterday five others appeared, amid tight security, at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court.
One of them, Parviz Khan (36), is accused of planning to kidnap and kill a British soldier.
He faces a charge, between November 1 2006 and 31 January 2007, of engaging in conduct "to give effect to his intention to kidnap and kill a member of the British Armed Forces".
Khan and the other four – Amjad Mahmood, Mohammed Irfan, Zahoor Iqbal and Hamid Elasmar – are all charged with two offences each.
One is under section 5(1) of the Terrorism Act 2006 and the other under section 17 the Terrorism Act 2000.
The first alleges that between March 30 2006 and January 31 2007 they engaged in conduct to give effect to an intention to supply equipment for use in committing acts of terrorism;
The second states that between the same dates they entered into or became concerned in a funding arrangement that they knew or had cause to suspect "may be used for the purposes of terrorism".
Khan also faces the charge alleging the kidnap plot while Mahmood (31) is also accused of failing to disclose information which might have been of "material assistance" in preventing the alleged plot.
Khan, Mahmood and Elasmar (43) did not apply for bail. A bail application for Iqbal (29) was refused.
Iqbal and Irfan (30), whose bail application was withdrawn, were also remanded in custody.
All five men are now due to appear at the Old Bailey on February 23.