Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 11 December 2019

British ISIS recruit charged with terror offence after Heathrow arrest

Mamun Rashid, 26, was arrested on Thursday after flying in from Turkey

Mamun Rashid, 26, from east London, was arrested on Thursday at Heathrow Airport. Getty
Mamun Rashid, 26, from east London, was arrested on Thursday at Heathrow Airport. Getty

A man has been charged with the preparation of terrorist acts after his arrest at London's Heathrow Airport on Thursday.

Mamun Rashid, 26, from East London, was charged on Sunday after a police investigation.

He arrived back in the UK three days earlier on a flight from Turkey and was arrested on arrival at the London airport.

Turkey began the process of deporting British-born ISIS recruits back to the UK on Thursday and Rashid was among those.

Officers from London’s Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism unit were understood to have flown to Turkey to escort the man back before arresting him, The Telegraph reported.

“A man has been charged with a terrorism offence following an investigation by the Met’s counter terrorism command,” police said.

Rashid is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on Monday.

Updated: November 18, 2019 01:06 AM

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