Four men used aid convoys bound for Syria to transport items that would be used to commit terrorism offences, a court heard.

Syed Hoque, 37, of Stoke-on-Trent, allegedly handed over £3,000 and a further sum of £1,500 on 21 December 2013, to help his nephew, who was fighting against the regime in the war-torn country.

He is also accused with three other men of making “other property” available between 1 December 2012 and 31 May 2014.

Mashoud Miah, 27, of east London, Mohammed Hussain, 30, of east London, Pervez Rafiq, 46, of Birkby, Huddersfield, and Hoque all deny the charge. Hoque also denies a further two counts of funding terrorism.