THREE people arrested in connection with a counter-terrorism investigation have been released without charge.

On Wednesday, Jamshed Javeed, who teaches science at Sharples School, was charged with intending to assist others to commit acts of terrorism.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court in London and a preliminary date of April 4 at the Old Bailey was set for his next appearance.

The three others arrested as part of the investigation — a 24-year-old man, an 18-year-old man and a 21-year old woman have been released without charge.