London teenager arrested at Luton airport and charged with preparing an act of terrorism after getting off Istanbul flight

A man who was arrested at Luton Airport having landed on a flight from Istanbul has been charged with terror offences.

Yahya Rashid, 19, of Willesden, north west London, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, Scotland Yard said.

Officers from the MPS Counter Terrorism Command arrested Rashid at Luton Airport yesterday on suspicion of preparation of acts of terrorism under section five of the Terrorism Act 2006.

A 19-year-old who was arrested at Luton Airport has been charged with terror offences. File photo

A 19-year-old who was arrested at Luton Airport has been charged with terror offences. File photo

He was arrested as he entered the UK having landed on a flight from Istanbul.

Rashid was taken to a central London police station where he was charged today.

A Met Police statement said: ‘Yahya Rashid has been charged with: (i) Between 1 November 2014 and 31 March 2015 with the intention of committing act of terrorism, you engaged in conduct in preparation for giving effect to that intention, Contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006

‘And (ii) Between 1 November 2014 and 31 March 2015 you engaged in conduct with intention of assisting others to commits acts of terrorism you engaged in conduct in preparation to give effect that intention. Contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

‘He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today.’

Yahya Rashid was due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court (pictured) today

Yahya Rashid was due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court (pictured) today

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3021456/Teenager-arrested-Luton-airport-charged-terror-offences.html#ixzz3W8TjyT1l

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