Man, 18, charged with terrorism offence

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An 18-year-old man has been charged with preparing to commit acts of terrorism.

Kazi Islam, from Manor Park in east London, was charged under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

Mr Islam, who was arrested in August, is currently remanded in custody.

He is expected to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday.