Crime

Man charged with possession of explosives and ammunition in Abdul Hadi Arwani murder inquiry

Former Imam Abdul Hadi Arwani.  Image: UHISOC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpM5IZ3nbaM

Former Imam Abdul Hadi Arwani. Image: UHISOC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpM5IZ3nbaM

Police investigating the murder of Abdul Hadi Arwani in Wembley have charged a 61-year-old man with possessing explosives and ammunition.

Khalid Rashad from Monks Park Drive, Wembley has been remanded in custody to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, 25th April.

A 53-year-old woman arrested in Brent on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism was released Wednesday with no further action.

A 36-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder has been  bailed to a date in early May.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) continue to investigate.

New Scotland Yard said:

Local officers also continue to work closely with the local communities affected by the police investigation following the murder of Mr Arwani and would like to thank the community for their ongoing support and understanding throughout this process.

Officers were conducting searches at various premises, including at the An Noor Cultural Community Centre.

These searches are now complete.

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