Scotland Yard
Five people have been arrested in East London as part of an investigation by the Met\'s Counter Terrorism Command Getty

Five members of the same family have been arrested in East London on suspicion of terrorism offences.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) arrested a 51-year-old man, a 53-year-old woman and three teenage girls aged 16, 17 and 19 at a house in the capital.

All five were arrested on suspicion of possessing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism. The man was also arrested on suspicion of possessing false identity documents with improper intention, contrary to Section 4 of the Identity Documents Act 2010. All five currently remain in custody for questioning at a Central London police station.

A Met Police spokesperson said: "These arrests are part of an ongoing investigation which previously saw [the 53-year-old] female arrested on 2 July on suspicion of preparation of terrorism. She is, at present, on police bail to a date in September pending further enquiries in relation to that matter."