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Three people appear in court on fraud charges

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Three people arrested by counter-terrorism police have appeared in court charged with fraud offences.

Muhammed Saleem, 28, from Abbey Wood, south-east London, is accused of being in possession or controlling an article for use in fraud.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court alongside Tayyab Al-Riaz, 33, and Valentina Miu, 30, both of East Ham, east London.

They will next appear at Southwark Crown Court on Monday 22 December.

All three were arrested on Saturday.

It is alleged that Mr Saleem had a number of passports and driving licences for use in the course of, or in connection with, a fraud.

It is also alleged he was concerned in the acquisition, retention or use of £7,000 of the proceeds of crime.

Mr Al-Riaz has been charged with one count of possession of false identity documents with improper intent and one count of possession of articles for use in fraud.

Ms Miu is charged with an offence under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and possession of articles for use in fraud.

The trio spoke only to confirm their names, dates of births and addresses and gave no indication of plea.

No bail application was made.

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