A 38-year-old man, who is believed to be the fourth member of the ISIS terrorist group known as The Beatles, is due to appear in court in London on Thursday.
Aine Leslie Davis was arrested Wednesday night at Luton Airport after being deported from Turkey for being a senior member of a terrorist organization.
London Metropolitan Police took Davis to a police station in South London and charged him with “offenses against sections 15, 17 and 57 of the Terrorism Act 2000”.
The Crown Prosecutor’s Office in the UK approved charges against Davis in 2014.
Davis was convicted of drug offenses and jailed in 2006 for possessing a firearm.
After converting to Islam, he changed his name to Hamza and traveled to Syria to join the ISIS terrorist group.
During his trial in Turkey, Davis admitted to meeting ISIS Beatles ringleader Mohammed Emwazi at a mosque in west London, but denied being a friend of Emwazi or a member of the ISIS Beatles.
The ISIS “Beatles” are said to have four members, all of whom grew up in West London. Emwazi, he was killed in a US airstrike in 2015, and her two others were convicted of terrorism charges in the US. Britain revoked both men’s citizenship.
according to U.S. Department of JusticeThe group took 26 hostages, including nationals of the United States, Great Britain, France, Italy, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, Switzerland and New Zealand.
After pleading guilty to acts that led to the deaths of US journalists James Foley and Stephen Sotloff and aid workers Kayla Mueller and Peter Kassig, one of its members, Alexander Amon Cotey, Sentenced to life in prison in the United States.
The group has also been accused of the deaths of British aid workers David Haynes and Alan Henning, and Japanese journalists Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto.
Mueller’s family was informed of her death by email from ISIS, and all others had videos of decapitated or severed heads or bodies released by ISIS. Several beheading videos featured Emwazi.
El Shafi El Sheikh, 33, Convicted on eight counts of terrorism He was arrested in April and faces a life sentence due Friday.