Ter­ror­ism charge laid

Mercury (Hobart) - - WORLD -

BRI­TISH Po­lice have charged a man un­der the Ter­ror­ism Act fol­low­ing his ar­rest at Heathrow Air­port last week.

Ma­mun Rashid, 26, from east Lon­don, was ar­rested at Heathrow Air­port on Thursday af­ter dis­em­bark­ing a flight from Turkey. It came af­ter Turk­ish of­fi­cials said a Bri­tish sus­pected mem­ber of the Is­lamic State had been de­ported.

Metropoli­tan Po­lice said Rashid was charged on Sun­day with the prepa­ra­tion of ter­ror­ist acts un­der Sec­tion 5 of the Ter­ror­ism Act 2006.

Rashid will ap­pear at West­min­ster Mag­is­trates’ Court to­day.

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