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Teenager Arrested At Luton Airport On Suspicion Of Preparing Acts Of Terrorism

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A man has been arrested and charged with terror offences after getting off a flight at Luton Airport.

Yahya Rashid, 19, was charged with preparation for acts of terrorism after leaving the flight from Istanbul. He is currently being held at a central London police station and is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police 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.”


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