Four Londoners have appeared at at Westminster Magistrates Court charged with terrorism offences. They were arrested between the 5th and 7th of July in connection with offences alleged to have been committed over a period of two years from July 2010 to 2012.
Richard Dart, 29, from Ealing, Imran Mahmood, 21, of Northolt and Jahangir Alom, 26, of Stratford are accused of travelling to Pakistan for training in terrorism, travelling abroad to commit acts of terrorism and providing information about terrorism training and operational security whilst there.
Ruksana Begum, 22 of Provost Estate in north London is accused of possessing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism. Dart, Alom and Begum were sent for trial at the Old Bailey on 31st July.
The three charged with preparing for acts of terrorism are 29 year-old Richard Dart from Ealing, 21 year-old Imran Mahmood from Northolt and 26 year-old Jahangir Alom from Stratford.
22 year-old Ruksana Begum from Islington and 47 year-old Khalid Baqa from Barking are charged with possessing documents which had links to terrorism. All five will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court today.
The Metropolitan Police has said it has charged four people who were arrested a fortnight ago with terrorism offences. Three are accused of travelling to Pakistan for training in terrorism. A woman was also charged with possessing terrorist material.
A fifth man, who was arrested yesterday in east London, has also been charged with possessing terrorist material. Scotland Yard said none of the alleged offences was linked to the Olympics. All five will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court today.
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