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."