Three men have been charged with terrorism offences in connection with an alleged UK terror plot.

Umar Ahmed Haque, Muhammad Abid and from Newham, and Abuthaher Mamun, from Barking, were charged as part of an investigation by MI5 and the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command.

Umar Haque, 24 is accused of preparing to commit acts of terrorism and charged with four counts of possessing documents useful for committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

Abid, 27, is charged under terror laws with failing to disclose information about Haque.

Mamun, 18, is accused of preparing to assist another to commit acts of terrorism.

Meanwhile, a fourth man, Nadeem Ilyas Patel, 25, also from Newham, is accused of conspiring with Haque to possess a firearm - or imitation firearm - with intent to cause fear or violence.

They will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday.