North London man due in court charged with encouraging terrorism

The former Suffolk police officer involved has been placed on the Police Barred List.

The man has been charged as part of an investigation being led by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command - Credit: Archant

A man is due to appear in court charged with encouraging terrorism.

Eymad Dhine Hammouti, 21, of north London, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court today - March 4 - charged with an offence under Section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

Hammouti was arrested by counter terrorism officers in east London last Friday - February 25 - as part of an investigation being led by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command.

Detectives were granted a warrant of further detention at Westminster Magistrates' Court on On Saturday - February 26 - allowing them to keep him in custody until today. 

He was subsequently charged yesterday - March 3.