A BRIT said to belong to an ISIS beheading gang known as the ‘Beatles’ has been charged with terror offences after landing back in the UK, the Crown Prosecution Service say.
Aine Davis, 38, was arrested by counter terror cops on Wednesday evening after being freed from a Turkish prison.
He was deported to England by Turkish authorities after serving 7½ years for terror offences.
After touching down at Luton Airport cops quizzed him over his activities in Syria.
A spokesman from the Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “A 38-year-old man has been charged with various terrorism offences following an investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.
“Aine Leslie Davis, (11.02.84) sans adresse fixe, was charged with offences contrary to sections 15, 17 et 57 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
“He has been remanded in police custody and is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later this morning, Thursday August 11.”
A spokesman for the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division added the charge of terrorism offences date back to 2014.
He has also been charged with possession of a firearm for a purpose connected with terrorism.
If he is freed, he will pose a major challenge to police and spooks as one of the highest-profile terror Brits to return from Syria.
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Davis, of Hammersmith, Londres Ouest, and three other Brits in the IS execution squad, were said to have murdered 27 hostages.
Captives dubbed them The Beatles for their English accents, calling them John, George, Ringo and Paul — Davis’s nickname.
Victims were beheaded on film by Mohamed Emwazi, 27 — Jihadi John, who was killed in a US drone strike in Syria in 2015.
The other gang members — Alexanda Kotey, 38, who was dubbed Jihadi George and El Shafee Elsheikh, 34, known as Jihadi Ringo — were jailed for life in the US in April.
Among those they killed were British aid workers David Haines, 44, Alan Henning, 47, and two US journalists.
Prof Ian Acheson, advisor to the Counter Extremism Project, mentionné: “We must take responsibility for our own citizens suspected of serious terrorist offences overseas.
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“They need to be returned to this county and held accountable in our courts for their crimes and, if convicted, serve sentences here.
“We can and should use all legal methods at our disposal to send people from this country who travel abroad to commit acts of violent extremism to jail for a very long time.”