The 19-year old teenager is accused of possessing the ‘knife connected to terror plot’ as well as ‘trying encourage attacks through WhatsApp chat’

  • Ayub, aged 19, has been accused of having a knife that was connected to a terrorist plot
  • Khan has also been accused of sending terrorist material via WhatsApp Group Chat
  • Before a preliminary hearing at Old Bailey, the teenager was seen in court by Westminster Magistrates’ Court. 

A teenage boy was today arrested for possessing and encouraging terrorist acts via WhatsApp.

Ayub Khan (19 years old) was accused of having a knife that is connected to the ‘commission preparation or instigation an act of terror contrary Section 57 of The Terrorism Act 2000’. 

Khan was further accused in connection with terrorist material being sent to WhatsApp group chat in May of this year, with the intention to encourage acts of terror.   

Ayub Khan has appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court (file image) charged with possessing a knife linked to a terror plot and trying to encourage terrorist attacks over a WhatsApp group chat

Ayub Khan appeared before Westminster Magistrates Court. (file photo) He was charged with possession of a knife connected to terror plot, and encouraging terrorist attacks via a WhatsApp group chat.

The teenager, from Fisher Close, Ealing, west London appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court speaking to confirm his name, date of birth and address, during the brief hearing.

Khan is facing three charges of dissemination terrorist material, and one charge of possessing an item connected to the commission or a terrorist act. These cases were filed between October 18th and November 17th.

Khan was taken into custody by District Judge Paul Goldspring until December 17, ahead of the Old Bailey’s preliminary hearing.

Ayub Khan, 19, is accused of possessing a knife connected with the 'commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism contrary to Section 57 of the Terrorism Act 2000' (file image)

Ayub Khan (age 19,) is charged with possessing a knife in connection to the “commission, preparation, or instigation terrorism act contrary to Section 56 of the Terrorism Act 2000” (file image).

Khan was arrested by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command with Mohammad Zubair Khan, 21, as part of the same operation on 16 November.

Zubair Khan of Ealing is facing eight charges of dissemination terrorist material.

Also, he has been placed in custody in preparation for a preliminary hearing at Old Bailey 3 December.