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.
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