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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 September 2006, 07:22 GMT 08:22 UK
Terror charge woman due in court
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The woman was arrested by anti-terror police in Greater Manchester
A woman will appear in court later charged with two terror offences.

Mehreen Haji of Elmfield Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, was held following a raid by anti-terror police in Radcliffe, Bury, on 19 September.

The 25-year-old is accused of two counts of entering into funding arrangements for the purposes of terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2000.

Ms Haji will appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court in central London.

She is accused of "making available" a total of 3,996 to 26-year-old Habib Ahmed on 11 and 12 May this year.

Mr Ahmed, also from Cheetham Hill, has been charged with collecting or making a record of potential terrorist targets.

Two other people were arrested as part of the same police operation, but were later released.

Greater Manchester Police said they were looking at "terrorist financing, travel patterns and individuals attending terrorist training camps abroad".

And suspected links to banned radical Islamic group al-Muhajiroun were also being examined, police said.

The Manchester arrests are not being linked to the alleged plot to blow up transatlantic airliners.




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