A man has been charged with terrorism offences after being arrested by specialist Met officers last week.

On Thursday, July 25, Farah Ahmed, 42 and of south west London, was charged with possession of a document or record containing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

He was also charged with dissemination of terrorist material.

Mr Ahmed appeared before Westminster Magistrates' Court where he was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Friday, August 16.

Ahmed was arrested at a residential address in south west London on Tuesday, July 16, along with a 28-year-old man who was cuffed on suspicion of funding of terrorism contrary to Section 17 of the Terrorism Act (TACT), 2000.

Both men were detained under section 41, TACT and taken to a south London police station.

Warrants of further detention were granted at Westminster Magistrates' Court meaning both men can be detained up until Monday, July 30.

The 28-year-old man remains in police custody.

Searches at a residential address in south west London and a commercial premises in south east London are now complete.

Enquiries continue.