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Man charged with terrorism offences

News   •   Feb 01, 2019 15:23 GMT

A man has been charged with terrorism offences following an investigation by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command.

Mohammed Yamin, 25 (11.09.1993) of east London was charged on Thursday, 31 January with the following offences:

i. Engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts, contrary to section 5(1) of the Terrorism Act (TACT) 2006.
Mohammed Yamin between 25 April 2013 and 1 June 2014, with the intention of committing acts of terrorism, engaged in conduct in preparation for giving effect to his intention, namely the purchase of equipment and clothing; obtaining information about the routes to Syria from the UK; the purchase of a one way flight ticket to facilitate the journey to Syria and his subsequent travel to Syria.

ii. Membership of a proscribed organisation, contrary to section 11 TACT 2000.
Mohammed Yamin, between 25 April 2013 and 1 June 2014, belonged to a proscribed organisation, namely Al Qa’ida.

iii. Possession of an article for a purpose connected with terrorism, contrary to section 57 TACT 2000.
Mohammed Yamin, between 25 April 2013 and 1 June 2014, had in his possession an article, namely a gun, in circumstances which gave rise to a reasonable suspicion that his possession was for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.

On 30 January, officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command arrested a 25-year-old man as part of a pre-planned operation. He was arrested at an address in east London and taken to a south London police station, where he was subsequently charged with the above offences.

Yamin appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court, this morning (1 February) and was remanded in custody to next appear at the Old Bailey on 15 February.