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Man and woman charged with terrorism offences

A man and woman arrested on 3 July on suspicion of terrorism offences have tonight been charged.

The 28-year-old man and 25-year-old woman were arrested following a vehicle stop in Luton on Wednesday, 3 July, as part of an investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.

Both were arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and taken to a London police station where they both remain in police custody. A warrant of further detention was granted by Westminster Magistrates’ Court until Wednesday 17 July.

The man has tonight, Monday 15 July been charged with one count of section 5 (1) (A) of the Terrorism Act 2006; one count of section 58 (1) (B) of the Terrorism Act 2000 and one count of section 2 (1) of the Terrorism Act 2006.

The woman has been charged with two counts of section 38B (2) of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Both are scheduled to appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 July.