Brussels and Paris terror suspect ‘was given £3,000 in UK park’

A suspect in the Paris and Brussels terror attacks was handed £3,000 during a secret meeting in Birmingham months before the killings, a jury has heard.

Mohamed Abrini – the so-called “man in the hat” – came to the UK in July 2015 and was given the money in a park, Kingston Crown Court heard.

Zakaria Boufassil, 26, who is accused of handing over the cash, denies preparing for acts of terrorism.

A second man, Mohammed Ali Ahmed, has pleaded guilty to the same offence.