Counter terrorism officers arrest man in east London

A 19-year-old man has been arrested by officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.

The arrest, on suspicion of dissemination of terrorist publications contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2002, was made at an address in east London this morning, Friday, November 26.

The arrest was made under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) and the man was taken to a police station where he remains in custody.

Commander Richard Smith of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command said: “Every day, teams within the Met and across Counter Terrorism Policing nationally, carry out proactive investigations to identify and target those we suspect of being involved in terrorism.

“We require the public to be our extra eyes and ears and I would encourage anyone who has information that could assist counter terrorism police to call us in confidence and share information. Your call won’t ruin lives, but could well save them.”

Searches of the address in east London are ongoing.

Mick Ferris

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