Five men from Westminster and Kensington have been charged following terrorist arrests.
Tarik Hassane, 21, of Princess Alice House, Dalgarno Way, in North Kensington, Suhaib Majeed, 20, of Cherwell House, Church Street Estate, in Maida Vale, Nyall Hamlett, 24, of Hanwell House, Great Western Road, near Westbourne Park and Momen Motasim, 21, of Reading House, Hallfield Estate, Paddington have all jointly been charged with the intention of committing acts of terrorism, or assisting other to commit terrorism between July 8 and October 7 this year.
Nathan Cuffy, 25, of Sandbourne House, Dartmouth Close in Notting Hill was charged with firearms offences.
The men are accused of taking an oath of allegiance to terrorist organisation IS (Islamic State) and are accused of setting up methods of secret communications and entering into covert discussions by using code words for money, mopeds and firearms.
They are also accused of viewing and keeping Instagram images of two Met Police Officers and Community Support Officers as well as conducting hostile reconnaissance via Google Street View mapping of Shepherd’s Bush Police Station and White City Territorial Army Barracks.
They allegedly discussed the storage of a moped in Shepherd’s Bush and also had 'graphic images' of the beheading of Steven Sotloff.
Mr Sotloff, a US journalist, was killed by IS militants last month having been kidnapped in Syria in 2013.
All five men are appearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court at 2.30pm today (October 17).
Two men, aged 21 and 20, arrested last Tuesday (October 7) on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism were released from custody on Monday (October 13).
A sixth man also arrested on October 7 for the same reasons was released from custody today as there is insufficient evidence to charge at this time.