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Wembley murder: Second man charged in connection with Abdul Hadi Arwani killing

PUBLISHED: 09:50 27 April 2015 | UPDATED: 11:05 28 April 2015

Abdul Hadi Arwani was shot dead in Wembley on April 7 (Pic credit: Twitter)

Abdul Hadi Arwani was shot dead in Wembley on April 7 (Pic credit: Twitter)

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A second man has been charged by detectives investigating the murder of a Syrian-born preacher in Wembley.

Abdul Hadi Arwani, 48, an outspoken critic of the Assad regime in Syria, was found shot dead in a car in the Greenhill at the junction of The Paddocks, on April 7.

Khalid Rashad, 61, of Monks Park, Wembley, has been charged with possession of an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose. He is also accused of possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate.

He appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court on Saturday where he was remanded to appear at Harrow Crown Court today.

Leslie Cooper, 36, of Nightingale Road, Harlesden, appeared at the Old Bailey last week charged with Mr Arwani’s murder.

A 53-year-old woman arrested in Brent on April 15 on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism was released on Wednesday with no further action.

A 36-year-old man detained on April 17 on suspicion of conspiracy to murder was bailed to a date in early May.


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