Family of Five Arrested


Elderly couple and three teenage girls arrested on terror charges

A family of five from London has been arrested by counter terror police on terror charges.

The family were held on suspicion of “possessing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism”, according to Scotland Yard.

Police confirmed that the family, consisting of a 53-year-old woman, 51-year-old man and three girls aged 16, 17 and 19, were arrested at an east London address.

The 51-year-old has additionally been detained for possessing false identity documents “with improper intention”.

The arrests form part of an ongoing investigation which has previously seen a 16-year-old girl arrested last month, suspected of preparing to commit acts of terror.

She is currently on police bail until September.

All five members of the family are currently in custody at a police station in central London.


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