Luton ‘ISIS supporters’ charged with terror offences

An address on Ferndale Road, Luton, was raided by counter-terrorism officers last Wednesday (November 2)
An address on Ferndale Road, Luton, was raided by counter-terrorism officers last Wednesday (November 2)

Four Luton men have been charged with terror offences after allegedly assisting ISIS.

Mohammed Istiak Alamgir, 36, Ziaur Rahman, 38, Yousaf Bashir, 35, and Rajib Khan, 37, will all appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court this morning.

They were arrested last Wednesday as part of a joint operation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) and the Eastern Counter Terrorism and Intelligence Unit (ECTIU).

Mr Alamgir is alleged to have addressed four meetings– on June 29, July 7, July 11 and July 15– to encourage support for ISIS or to ‘further its activites’.

Mr Rahman is said to have organised all three July meetings contrary to the Terrorism Act 2000.

Mr Bashir has been charged with addressing a meeting on June 29 in support of ISIS, while Mr Khan is accused of arranging and speaking at a meeting on July 11.

All four were charged yesterday.