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The men were arrested last Sunday evening following a swoop where marksmen used special ammunition to stop a car on Mansell Street, near the Tower of London.

 

Two men arrested by armed police who shot out their car tyres will appear in court today charged with terror offences.

The suspects, both 25, were detained by Scotland Yard firearms teams after a dramatic ‘hard stop’ in a pre-planned operation.

A British national of Turkish origin was last night charged with preparing a terrorist act with the intention of committing or assisting another to commit such an act.

Both men are accused of making a record of information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism or possessing a document or record containing information of that kind.

A British national of Algerian origin is also charged with possession of false identity documents with improper intention.

The men were arrested last Sunday evening following a swoop where marksmen used special ammunition to stop a car on Mansell Street, near the Tower of London.

Police used Hatton rounds – shotgun ammunition designed to burst tyres and breach doors.

Eyewitnesses told how officers backed up by a helicopter rammed the back of the car before detaining the men.

Police had been granted additional time to question the suspects until Sunday night at a south London police station.

They will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Two other men arrested as part of the same operation were freed without charge yesterday.

One is a 28-year-old British national of Azerbaijani origin detained by officers in upmarket Westbourne Grove in west London, while the other is a 29-year-old British national of Pakistani origin arrested in Peckham, south-east London.

A spokesman said officers had completed searches at six addresses in London and also on two vehicles as part of their investigation.

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