A 15-year-old boy was arrested at an address in South London for being linked to “extreme right” terrorism.
The teenager has been released on bail until February because he is not considered a direct threat to the public. The London police told the BBC that the Metropolitan Anti-Terrorism Command arrested the 15-year-old in South London on Friday morning.
When the boy was taken to the police station, the arresters conducted a proper search of the property. Metropolitan Police stated that the teenager was detained on suspicion of participating in preparations for terrorist activities related to terrorist activities. “Extreme right-wing ideology.” A police spokesman said that further investigation will be conducted.
Since then, the boy has been released on bail until February. The Met said the teenager was not considered an imminent threat to the British public.
The spokesperson urged people to continue to come forward and report to the police. “Every year there are thousands of public reports helping the police protect the community from terrorism,” She pointed out.
According to statistics from the Ministry of the Interior, in the year ending September 2021, the number of youth arrests in the UK hit a record high. In 12 months, 25 people were arrested, most of them related to right-wing ideology. Of all arrests related to terrorism, people under 18 accounted for 13%.
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