Terrorism inquiry: Hackney man arrested and charged

Hackney man arrested and charged under anti-terror laws Photo: Press Association

Hackney man arrested and charged under anti-terror laws Pic: Press Association

A man from Hackney will be charged in court today under anti-terrorist laws.

Abu Izzadeen, 39, was arrested this week along with eight other men as part of a Met Police investigation into Islamist-related terrorism.

Born Trevor Brookes, in Hackney to Jamaican parents, Izzadeen was charged with breaching a notification requirement under counter-terrorism legislation: failure to notify a change of address and giving false information to police.

He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today.

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary was also arrested as part of the same investigation, but was released from police custody after being questioned at Southwark Police Station in London.

Brooks converted to Islam as a teenager and changed his name to Abu Izadeen. Since then he has been associated with various radical Islamic groups and campaigns, including the infamous Finsbury Park Mosque which is thought to have radicalised many Muslims in the 1990s.

He has previously been arrested and jailed for supporting, funding and inciting terrorism.

UPDATE: Brooks was remanded in custody by Westminster Magistrates’ Court and will appear at the Old Bailey on October 03.

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