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Man arrested in connection with terror offences in Syria

  • 24 January 2013
  • From the section UK
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Image caption The 31-year-old had previously been arrested and released without charge

A 31-year-old man has been arrested in London on suspicion of terror offences in Syria, Scotland Yard has said.

The unnamed man will be charged with the "preparation of terrorist acts" contrary to section five of the Terrorism Act 2006.

He was arrested by counter terrorism (SO15) officers investigating people travelling to Syria to support terrorist activities.

He will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court in London on Friday.

The man was seized in east London at 17:30 GMT after a warrant was granted by a district judge.

He is in custody at a police station in central London and will appear in court at 09:00 GMT on Friday when he will be charged, a Met Police spokesman confirmed.

The man was originally arrested on 10 January and was released without charge six days later.

Two other men - 24-year-old Jubayer Chowdhury and Shajul Islam, 26 - have previously been arrested and charged in connection with the same investigation.

The men were charged with the unlawful imprisonment of British photographer John Cantlie and Dutch journalist Jeroen Oerlemans in a Syrian camp in July 2012.