Three men have been charged as part of an ongoing investigation being carried out by Counter Terrorism Policing North West.

Walid Saadaoui, 36, of Crankwood Road, Abram, and Amar Hussein, 50,  of no fixed address, have been charged with preparation of terrorist acts, contrary to section 5(1)(b) of the Terrorism Act 2006.

Bilel Saadaou, 35, of Fairclough Street, Hindley, has been charged with failure to disclose information about an act of terrorism.

The Crown Prosecution Service authorised the charges yesterday (Monday 13 May 2024).

All three have been remanded to appear before Westminster Magistrates Court on Tuesday 14 May 2024.

A police spokesman said:”Cordons had been put in place at four addresses in Wigan and Bolton, with local officers patrolling the affected areas. These scenes have now been lifted and we thank local communities for their patience and co-operation.”

Scenes were in place in Bolton and Grecian Mill in Great Lever,