Two arrested in London on suspicion of terrorism offences

Two men remain in police custody

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Two men have been arrested in east London on suspicion of terrorism offences, the Metropolitan Police said.

The force said a 27-year-old man had been arrested at an address in east London on suspicion of plotting a terror attack.

And a 21-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of the "encouragement of terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications".

Both men remain in police custody in south London.

Officers are carrying out searches at the two addresses where the arrests were made, as well as a third commercial premises in east London.

A statement released by the Met said: "A 27-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday, 12 November at an east London residential address on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act (TACT) 2000.

"He was also detained under TACT and taken to a south London police station, where he remains in police custody.

"A 21-year-old man was arrested on the same day at a separate east London residential address on suspicion of encouragement of terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications under sections 1 and 2 TACT 2006 respectively.

"He was detained under PACE and taken to a south London police station where he currently remains in police custody.

"Officers are carrying out searches at the two residential addresses, as well as a third commercial premises in east London.

"Enquiries continue."

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