Police car outside London Luton Airport
A policeman stands guard outside London Luton airport (Justin Tallis/AFP Photo)

A 19-year-old man from north-west London has been charged with terrorism offences after being arrested at Luton airport where he had arrived on a flight from Istanbul. Yahya Rashid, of Willesden, has been charged with intention to commit an act of terrorism, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

He was arrested at Luton Airport on 31 March and taken to a central London police station where he was charged on 1 April. Rashid will appear at Westminster Magistrate's Court on the same day.

A Met Police statement said: "Yahya Rashid has been charged with: (i) Between 1 November 2014 and 31 March 2015 with the intention of committing act of terrorism, you engaged in conduct in preparation for giving effect to that intention, contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

"And (ii) Between 1 November 2014 and 31 March 2015 you engaged in conduct with intention of assisting others to commit acts of terrorism, you engaged in conduct in preparation to give effect that intention, contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

In March, Jamila Henry, 21, was arrested at the airport and charged with terror offences after returning on a flight from Istanbul. She had allegedly travelled to Turkey with her twin sister's passport.