Man held near May’s office in April charged with terrorism offences

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May returns to 10 Downing Street after speaking to the media, in central London, Britain April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A man arrested near Prime Minister Theresa May’s office in London last month has been charged with terrorism offences and will appear in court on Thursday, police said.

Khalid Mohammed Omar Ali, 27, of north London, also faces two counts of possessing explosives which police said related to activity in Afghanistan in 2012.

Ali, who was detained by counter-terrorism officers on Parliament Street, a stone’s throw from the parliament building, May’s Downing Street office and government departments, will appear at Westminster magistrates’ court.

(Reporting by Stephen Addison, editing by Andy Bruce)