Man charged with posting Prince George pic to aid terror attacks

Lawrence Kim
December 7, 2017

A TERROR suspect has been accused of urging fanatics to attack Prince George at his school.

Describing one of the alleged Telegram messages, Rebecca Mundy, prosecuting, said: "There was a photo of the young Prince George at the beginning of the school term next to a silhouette of an ISIS fighter".

Rashid, from Nelson in northwest England, is charged with one count of preparing acts of terrorism and one count of assisting others to prepare acts of terrorism. "It provides an address in Battersea for a school to which the young prince attends", Mundy added.

Authorities have accused Husnain Rashid, 31, of putting information about the 4-year-old son of Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, on the encrypted platform Telegram.

Next to the photo of the third in line to Britain's throne was the caption: "Even the Royal Family will not be left alone".

Chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot remanded balding Rashid, who had a large beard, in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on December 20.

Then in September, a woman was arrested at the school after trying to get into the property twice within 24 hours.

Court artist sketch of Husnain Rashid in court in London, Dec. 6, 2017. The school works with the Metropolitan Police's Royalty Protection Unit, which provides security for members of the royal family.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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