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Terrorism suspect due in court

PUBLISHED: 09:59 16 April 2004 | UPDATED: 04:47 02 March 2010

TERROR suspect Jacques Karim Abi-Ayad who was arrested in Ipswich was due to appear at Bow Street magistrates' court today.

The French national, of Gippeswyck Road, is charged with having documents "likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing to commit" terror acts.

TERROR suspect Jacques Karim Abi-Ayad who was arrested in Ipswich was due to appear at Bow Street magistrates' court today.

The French national, of Gippeswyck Road, is charged with having documents "likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing to commit" terror acts.

It is not known how long Abi-Ayad, who was charged under section 38 of the Terrorism Act 2000, had been living in his flat in Gippeswyck Road.

Abi-Ayad, 39, and a 38-year-old man, were arrested in the Ipswich area on April 2 as part of a police investigation into false documentation.

The pair were arrested by Suffolk police, then re-arrested by Metropolitan police anti-terrorism officers under the Terrorism Act 2000.

The other man was de-arrested under the Terrorism Act and re-arrested under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act in connection with false documentation.

He was bailed to return to a central London police station in July.

At Belmarsh Magistrates' court last Saturday, Abi-Ayad spoke only to confirm his name and address.

As the Star website reported on Saturday, he was remanded in custody to reappear before Bow Street magistrates today.

Police sources said these arrests were not linked with the arrests of nine men in the major anti-terrorism operation two weeks ago.


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