New Scotland Yard
The teenager is accused of preparing to commit acts of terrorismReuters

An 18-year-old male from east London has been charged with preparing to commit acts of terrorism.

Kazi Jawad Islam, of Meanley Road, Manor Park, is accused with preparing to commit acts of terrorism contrary to Section 5 Terrorism 2006 following his arrest on 13 August.

Islam has been remanded in custody to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 6 November to face the charges.