Monday, December 08, 2014

Three charged with fraud after fake identity documents are seized in east London anti-terror raids

  • A woman and two men will appear in court after terror arrests in London
  • They were charged with fraud and possession of false identity documents
  • Valentina Miu, Tayyab Al-Riaz, and Muhammad Saleem were charged 
  • Charges follow counter terrorism raids across the country this week
Three people have been charged with fraud and after false identity documents were seized during terror arrests in east London.

Tayyab Al-Riaz, 33, and Valentina Miu, 30, both from East Ham in east London, will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today after their arrests on Saturday.

Muhammad Saleem, 28, from Abbey Wood, south east London, will also appear in court charged with possessing or controlling an article for use in fraud.

Al-Riaz was charged with possession of false identity documents with improper intent as well as a count of possession of articles for use in fraud. 

Miu was charged with possession of articles for use in fraud, as well as an offence under the Proceeds of Crime Act. 

The charges follow a series of counter terrorism raids across the country over the past week.

Dawn raids in London on Thursday saw a 33-year-old man arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism and a 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to possess and supply fraudulent documents.

The 33-year-old remains in custody at a central London police station after detectives were given an extension to question him until Thursday.

Searches taking place at four residential addresses in south-east London and one in Stoke, in connection with these arrests, have now concluded, the Metropolitan Police said.

The 40-year-old was bailed until January. 

Meanwhile, officers questioning five men arrested in connection with a sting at Dover on November 30 have until Sunday to question them.

Two men aged 33 and 43 were detained in Dover at 11:30pm after counter terror officers, with support from armed police and Kent Police, stopped a car from leaving the country at the port. .

A 28-year-old man was arrested in the same area last Monday morning, while, under the same operation, two men aged 24 and 40 were arrested on the same day in east London. 

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