MI5 ‘tried to recruit convicted terrorist by taking him to see Stoke City FC’

MI5 agents tried to recruit a convicted terrorist to inform against hate preacher Anjem Choudary by taking him to see Stoke City FC, a court heard.

Tahir Aziz, 38, heard about the proposed deal during a secret chat with his Islamist friend Mohibur Rahman, 32, who insisted on speaking face-to-face because he feared his phone was being tapped by the police.

Rahman revealed he had been taken to the VIP section of the Premier League club’s Britannia Stadium by two agents who tried to persuade him to act as an informant against hate preacher Anjem Choudary.