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Former Miss Teen Great Britain semi-finalist is to face trial accused of funding terrorism

Former Miss Teen Great Britain semi-finalist and one-time WAG, 21, is to face trial accused of funding terrorism after ‘sending cash to group called The Merciful Hands’

  • Amaani Noor, 21,  pleaded not guilty to one count of terrorism funding 
  • She will now face a trial later on this year which is expected to last two weeks
  • Noor had dated a former Liverpool Football Club player back in 2014 
  • Noor appeared alongside co-accused Victoria Webster who admitted three counts of terrorism funding 

Former WAG Amaani Noor (pictured above) pleaded not guilty to one count of terrorism funding on May 23, 2018

A former Miss Teen Great Britain semi-finalist has been accused of funding terrorism after providing funds to a group called ‘The Merciful Hands’.

Former WAG Amaani Noor, 21, who had previously dated a Liverpool Football Club player, is set to face a two week trial later this year.

Appearing at Liverpool Crown Court alongside co-accused Victoria Webster, 28, Noor pleaded not guilty to one count of terrorism fundraising on May 23, 2018.

Wearing a black hijab and white gown in the dock, it was alleged that she provided £35.92 ($45.51) to the organisation.

According to the charge, she gave the money ‘knowing or having reasonable cause to suspect it may be used for the purpose of terrorism’.

Webster, dressed in a burgundy niqab and pink gown, admitted three counts of terrorism fundraising, relating to dates between March and August last year.

She pleaded guilty to ‘inviting Amaani Noor to provide money to the organisation The Merciful Hands, intending it should be used or having reasonable cause to suspect it may be used for the purpose of terrorism’ on May 23.

The 21-year-old (pictured above) was alleged to have provided around £35 to The Merciful Hands

The 21-year-old (pictured above) was alleged to have provided around £35 to The Merciful Hands 

Webster also admitted giving the same group £17.97 ($22.77) between April 22 and May 6, and £29.34 ($37.24) between March 24 and August 14.

Matthew Brooks, prosecuting, said Noor would now face a trial, which is estimated to last two weeks.

Judge Andrew Menary, QC, said he would be the trial judge and it would take place on November 4 this year.

At Liverpool Crown Court (pictured above) it was heard that Noor would face trial later this year

At Liverpool Crown Court (pictured above) it was heard that Noor would face trial later this year 

The judge said Webster would be sentenced after Noor’s trial and remanded both women on conditional bail.

In 2014 she spoke of how much the Miss Teen competition had meant to her.

‘That would really mean a lot (to win the competition)’.

‘I also entered the Miss Teen Great British Isles competition recently and got through to the finals, but I didn’t go.

‘I regret that, but I’ve got more confidence now.’ 

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