Aine Davis was charged with terrorism offences after his arrest upon touchdown at Luton airport on a flight from Turkey.
A British man accused of being a part of the ISIL (ISIS) armed group’s kidnap-and-murder cell referred to as the “Beatles” has been charged with terrorism offences after returning to the UK, in line with police.
“A 38-year-old man has been charged with varied terrorism offences following an investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command,” police stated in an announcement on Thursday.
The Metropolitan Police, which lead anti-terror investigations within the UK, formally named the person as Aine Davis and stated he has been remanded in police custody.
They stated they arrested Davis after he landed at Luton airport on a flight from Turkey.
The suspect, who doesn’t have a hard and fast handle, was set to look at a court docket in central London on Thursday morning.
He was allegedly a member of the ISIL cell, which held dozens of international hostages in Syria between 2012 and 2015 and was identified to their captives because the “Beatles” due to their British accents.
The 4 members of the “Beatles” are accused of abducting at the very least 27 journalists and reduction staff from america, Britain, Europe, New Zealand, Russia and Japan.
They have been all allegedly concerned within the murders of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, in addition to support staff Peter Kassig and Kayla Mueller.
The quartet allegedly tortured and killed the 4 People, together with by beheading, and ISIL launched movies of the murders for propaganda functions.
Alexanda Kotey, a 38-year-old former British nationwide extradited from the UK to the US in 2020 to face expenses there, pleaded responsible to his position within the deaths final September and was sentenced to life in jail in April.
El Shafee Elsheikh, 34, one other former British nationwide additionally extradited to the US on the similar time, was discovered responsible of all expenses in April, and will likely be sentenced subsequent week.
The opposite “Beatles” executioner, Mohamed Emwazi, was killed by a US drone in Syria in 2015.
Elsheikh and Kotey have been captured in January 2018 by a Kurdish militia in Syria and turned over to US forces in Iraq earlier than being despatched to the UK.
They have been ultimately flown to Virginia in 2020 to face expenses of hostage-taking, conspiracy to homicide US residents and supporting a international armed organisation.
Davis served a seven-and-a-half-year sentence in Turkey for membership within the group, in line with experiences.
In 2014, his spouse Amal el-Wahabi grew to become the primary particular person within the UK to be convicted of funding ISIL fighters after making an attempt to ship 20,000 euros – value $25,000 on the time – to him in Syria.
She was jailed for 28 months and 7 days following a trial during which Davis was described as a drug supplier earlier than he went to Syria to battle with ISIL.