Anjem Choudary invited to address Oxford University
Anjem Choudary is due to stand trial in Janurary 2016 accused of terrorism offences (Reuters)

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary has been granted bail ahead of his trial for inviting support for the Islamic State (Isis) on social media. Choudary, 48, had been held at Belmarsh high-security prison since he was charged with terrorism offences on 5 August.

He has now been released from custody along with his co-accused Mohammed Rahman, also known as Abu Barra, following an appearance at the Old Bailey. Choudary and Rahman will be subject to a number of bail conditions on their release.

Both men are accused of inciting support for IS between June 2014 and March 2015 and were charged with committing alleged offences under section 12 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

A plea hearing is scheduled to be held for both men on 11 December before a trial expected to take place in January 2015.