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Abdul Hadi Arwani murder: Second man charged over death

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Image caption Abdul Hadi Arwani was found with gunshot wounds in a car in Wembley

A man has been charged with possession of an explosive substance by police investigating the murder of a Syrian-born preacher in north-west London.

Abdul Hadi Arwani, 48, was found shot dead in his car on 7 April in Wembley. He was believed to be a critic of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

Khalid Rashad, 61, of Wembley, was also charged with possession of ammunition for a firearm.

He is due to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

Mr Rashad has been remanded in custody.

No further action will be taken against a 53-year-old woman, arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism.

A 36-year-old man, arrested on 17 April, on suspicion of conspiracy to murder was bailed on 19 April to a date in early May.

On 7 April, a 36-year-old man charged with Mr Arwani's murder was remanded in custody, to re-appear in court on 28 April.

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