Man Charged following Rainhill Counter Terrorism Raid

By on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A 31-year-old man has been charged following raids in Rainhill and Liverpool last week.

Mohammed Ammer Ali, of Prescot Road, Liverpool, was arrested on Wednesday 11 February on suspicion of involvement in commissioning, preparing or instigating terrorist acts.

Merseyside Police and the North West Counter Terrorism Unit, part of Greater Manchester Police, searched several properties, including the former Rocklands Hotel on View Road, Rainhill.

They recovered several items during the operation, which covered four other business and residential addresses in Old Swan and Kensington.

Ali has now been charged with attempting to possess a chemical weapon between 10 January and 12 February 2015. The alleged offence violates the Criminal Attempts Act 1981 and Criminal Weapons Act 1996.

He is due to attend Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, Tuesday 17 February.

Police officers say there is still no evidence of a plan or threat of an imminent attack, nationally or internationally.

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