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UPDATE: Man charged with terrorism offences

News   •   Aug 20, 2020 12:30 BST

A man has appeared at court, charged with terrorism offences. 

Following an investigation by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, Ali Abdisalam Abdillahi, 29 (02.02.91) of north-east London was charged on Tuesday, 18 August with six counts of dissemination of terrorist publications, contrary to section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 19 August, where he was further remanded in custody and is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Friday, 28 August.

On Friday, 7 August, officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command arrested a 29-year-old man at an address in north-east London on suspicion of being involved with the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism, under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

They were granted two warrants of further detention, allowing them to detain the man until 18 August, when he was subsequently charged as above.