COUNTER-terrorism police have charged a second teenager in the West Midlands as part of an ongoing investigation.

Shaan Farooq, aged 18, from Birmingham, was charged on January 26 with one count of possessing terrorism material and three counts of distributing terrorism material.

He is due to appear before Westminster Magistrates Court on Tuesday  February 13.

Farooq was arrested in August last year alongside Amir El-Harith, aged 19, from Smethwick, on suspicion of terrorism offences.

El-Harith was charged last August and is awaiting trial in March on three counts of distributing terrorist publications, three offences of encouraging terrorism and one offence of possession of information likely to be useful to someone committing or preparing an act of terrorism.