A man with strong ties to the international terrorist group the Islamic State and whose terror cell was nicknamed “The Beatles” due to their strong British accents was arrested and sent to London on Wednesday with charges of funding the group and firearm possession.

Aine Leslie Davis, a 38-year-old man from Hammersmith, West London, was arrested and taken into custody on Wednesday after he was sent to London after being deported from Turkey, according to the Guardian.

Davis is believed to be the fourth member of a terror cell with direct ties to the terrorist group Islamic State, nicknamed “the Beatles” due to their distinct British accents that the other groups did not have, the BBC reported.

Davis, who has spent over six years in a Turkish prison before being deported to London, is being charged with providing money that was intended to be used for terrorism purposes in 2013 and 2014, as well as possessing a firearm intended to be used for terrorism purposes.

His wife Amal el-Wahabi reportedly tried to smuggle over US$20,000 to Davis through a friend before being intercepted by authorities.

“Between 2007 and 2012, together with his wife at the time, Amal el-Wahabi, he traveled overseas and spent time in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,” prosecutor Kashif Malik said. “It was not until 28 July 2013 that he left the UK on a flight from Luton to Amsterdam. He arrived in Turkey on 5 September 2013 and it is our case that from there, he traveled to Syria.”

Davis has denied being a member of the Islamic State terror cell. The terror cell was known for torturing and killing Western hostages that they caught in Iraq and Syria, though the identity of the victims appears to be obscured in reports.

The reported leader of the group, Mohammed Emwazi, was killed in a U.S. drone strike seven years ago, while the two other members of the group, who were not identified in reports, were convicted in the United States for their crimes after being captured in Syria.

Davis’ lawyers have yet to put in a plea or an application for bail.

A man was deported to London after spending six years in a jail in Turkey for being one of the alleged members of an Islamic State-affiliated terror cell nicknamed "the Beatles." This is a representational image. Valery Tenevoy/Unsplash.

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