18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts

Friday, May 18, 2018

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in north London on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts, the Metropolitan Police said.

A statement said: "Officers from the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) arrested an 18-year-old man at around 12.10am on Friday on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts, contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

"The arrest took place in the street in the north London area and was carried out with the assistance of armed officers.

"The man was arrested under the Terrorism Act and taken into custody at a south London police station where he remains."