A GWENT man is set to appear in court on Thursday morning charged with terrorism offences.

Nathan Saunders, 23, of Tredegar, is accused of five offences under the terrorism act and will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court.

Saunders is charged with five counts of possessing a record of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

He was arrested by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit and Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit on February 8, 2017 following a "joint intelligence-led investigation".

A spokesman for South Wales Police said: "Welsh police forces continue to work closely with their partners and communities to reassure local people and protect the public.

"Extremism and radicalisation is something that we continue to be constantly vigilant about.

"Nobody is better placed to detect something that is out of place in their communities than the people living in them. To effectively combat the terrorism threat the police, businesses, government and the general public need to work together."