Tuesday 6 December 2016

Former glamour model who converted to Islam arrested on terror charges

'You don't get s*** for wearing nowt, but the second you start wearing [the veil] you get accused [of extremism] and stuff'

Published 09/10/2016 | 18:34

A woman, presumed to be Kimberly Miners, posted to one of the accounts with links to extremist sympathisers Facebook
A woman, presumed to be Kimberly Miners, posted to one of the accounts with links to extremist sympathisers Facebook

A former Page 3 model with suspected links to Isis members and sympathisers has been arrested by anti-terror police.

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Kimberly Miners (27) from Bradford, once previously posed for glamour shoots but she  but converted to Islam after the death of her father in 2010 and began wearing conservative Muslim clothes.

The Sunday Times is reporting that on Friday, she was detained and questioned on suspicion of possessing material likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

She was released on Saturday.

A spokeswoman for the North East Counter Terrorism Unit said: “As part of an ongoing investigation, officers have arrested a 27-year-old woman from Bradford on suspicion of the possession of terrorist material.

"The woman was arrested under Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000; possessing a document or record which contains information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

"She has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

"A residential property in Bradford was searched in connection with this investigation."

Ms Miners is said to have been questioned on suspicion of possessing material likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

She denies having links to terrorism and supporting violence.

When questioned by the Sunday Times she said: "I've gone from glamour model to something completely different.

"But that again makes me wonder. You don't get s*** for wearing nowt, but the second you start wearing [the veil] you get accused [of extremism] and stuff."

Social media accounts thought to be used by Ms Miners - whose adoptive Muslim name is Aicha – have links to suspected extremists and shared numerous videos depicting scenes of war and bombings.

One video included a video of children being trained by an Isis militant, performing boxing drills and holding weapons. 

Photos of a woman, presumed to be Ms Miners, were posted to one account showing her in a full veil which covers her eyes.

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