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Three men charged in terror police investigation

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Image caption The charges follow an investigation by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command

Three London men arrested by counter terrorism police have been charged with money laundering offences, according to the Metropolitan Police.

The Met said Warsame Sheik, 29, from White City, Anrul Islam, 23, from Dagenham, and Mohammed Youssfi, 37, from Fulham, were charged on Wednesday.

They are alleged to have committed the offences between May and June last year.

A fourth man, arrested on suspicion of money laundering, has been bailed.

He is due to return to a central London police station in early May, the Met said.

The charges follow an investigation by officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command (SO15), which is based at New Scotland Yard and has responsibility for protecting the UK from terrorism.

As well as the money laundering charges, Mr Islam and Mr Youssfi were charged with fraud in relation to alleged offences between October 2011 and May 2014.

They were remanded in custody to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court on 16 April.

Mr Sheik has been bailed to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court on 29 April.