Willesden teenager accused of terror offences appears in court

A teenager from Willesden has appeared in court accused of terror offences.

Yahya Rashid, 19, was arrested at Luton Airport on Tuesday after landing from a flight from Turkey.

Yesterday he was charged with engaging in conduct in preparation for committing an act of terrorism, and engaging in conduct with the intention of assisting others to commit acts of terrorism, between November 1, 2014 and March 31 this year.

Rashi, who appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court yesterday, spoke only to confirm his name and give his date of birth.

An application for bail was refused.

He will appear next at the Old Bailey on April 24.