Parents of Muslim convert go on trial accused of funding terrorism

The parents of a Muslim convert known as "Jihadi Jack" will go on trial later accused of funding terrorism by sending him money.

Jack Letts, 20, is believed to be the first white Briton to have joined so-called Islamic State in Syria, leaving his Oxford home to join the terror group in the war-ravaged country in 2014.

He reportedly goes by the name Abu Mohammed and married an Iraqi woman with whom he has a son, Muhammed.

His parents, John Letts, 55, and Sally Lane, 54, are accused of sending hundreds of pounds to their son between September 2015 and January last year and will appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday.

The pair, of Chiswell Road, Oxford, have pleaded not guilty to three counts of making money available knowing or having reasonable cause to suspect that it may be used for a terrorist purpose.

Lane is also charged with two further counts of attempting to provide money knowing it may be used to fund terrorism.