Member of British Army, 21, charged with terror and explosives offences

A 21-year-old serving member of the British Army has been charged with terror and explosives offences.

The charges relate to two incidents in Staffordshire in August 2021 and January this year, the Metropolitan Police said.

It comes following an investigation from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.

Daniel Abed Khalif was charged today with the following offences:

– On 02.08.2021 at Beaconside, Stafford, Staffordshire, elicited or attempted to elicit information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, contrary to section 58A of the Terrorism Act 2000.

-On or before 02.01.2023 at Beaconside, Stafford, Staffordshire, placed an article with the intention of inducing in another a belief that the said article was likely to explode or ignite and thereby cause personal injury or damage to property, contrary to section 51 of the Criminal Law Act 1977.

Khalif, who remains in police custody, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

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