The Attorney General has given consent to charge a 33 year old man from Newcastle with inciting terrorism overseas.
Fatah Mohammed Abdullah from the Arthur’s Hill area of the City, is charged under Section 59 of the Terrorism Act. The charge states that between 9 April 2018 and 11 December 2018, within the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court, incited another person to commit an act of terrorism, namely to drive a car in to a crowd in Germany, attack people with a meat cleaver and use explosives with the aim of killing and/or causing serious injury to people, wholly outside the UK.
The charge follows a joint investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East and the Bundeskriminalamt (The Federal Criminal Police Office in Germany).
Abdullah appeared via video-link at Westminster Magistrates on February 20 and was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on March 1, 2019.