Metropolitan Police arrest teenager in Bishop’s Stortford on suspicion of terrorism offences

PUBLISHED: 08:50 24 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:08 24 May 2018

Counter-terror police arrested the teenager. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Counter-terror police arrested the teenager. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire


A 19-year-old man suspected of terrorism offences has been arrested in Bishop’s Stortford.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command arrested a 19-year-old man yesterday (May 23) at 6.57pm for the offence of preparation of terrorist acts, contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

The arrest took place in the street in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire.

The man was arrested under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and taken into custody at a south London police station.

Officers are also carrying out a search at an address in Bishop’s Stortford.

Enquiries continue.

Metropolitan Police said the arrest is connected to the arrest of an 18-year-old man on May 18 on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts, contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 and the arrest of a 20-year-old woman on May 23, in south London for the offence of failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism, contrary to Section 38B of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Both the man and woman remain in custody at this time.


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