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Barking man charged with encouraging terrorism

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A man has been charged with encouraging others to commit acts of terrorism.

Detectives from the Met Police counter terrorism command executed a search warrant at a home in east London on Tuesday.

Officers arrested Khalid Javed Baqa, 52, from Barking.

He was charged with the production and distribution of extremist material encouraging others to commit acts of terrorism, contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

He was remanded in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court to appear at the Old Bailey on 30 June.

Police continue to search the address in Barking but said it is not linked to the investigation into the London Bridge terror attack.

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