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Teenager Arrested in West London on Terrorism-Related Charges

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested by the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command as part of an ongoing investigation. The arrest took place on Wednesday, May 22, at an address in west London. The boy is suspected of possessing information that could be useful for committing or preparing acts of terrorism.

Teenager Arrested In West London On Terrorism-Related Charges

Commander Dominic Murphy, Head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, expressed concern over the trend of young individuals becoming involved in terrorist-related activities. He emphasised the importance of vigilance among parents, friends, and family members to recognise warning signs early and seek advice and support.

Teenager Arrested In West London On Terrorism-Related Charges

Teenager Arrested In West London On Terrorism-related Charges

ACT Early: Preventing Radicalisation

Teenager Arrested In West London On Terrorism-Related Charges

The Met encourages anyone with concerns about potential radicalisation to visit the ACT Early website at http://www.actearly.uk. The website provides guidance, advice, and support. It outlines warning signs to watch for and offers tips on how to respond if someone you know may be at risk of radicalisation.

Teenager Arrested In West London On Terrorism-Related Charges

Additionally, a confidential ACT Early Support Line is available daily from 9am to 5pm. Concerned individuals can call 0800 011 3764 to share their worries with specially trained officers.

Teenager Arrested In West London On Terrorism-Related Charges

Investigation Details

Teenager Arrested In West London On Terrorism-Related Charges

The 14-year-old suspect was taken to a west London police station following his arrest. He has since been released on bail, with further inquiries scheduled for early August. The investigation is linked to extreme right-wing terrorist material.

Teenager Arrested In West London On Terrorism-Related Charges

As part of their efforts, officers conducted a search at another address in west London, and the investigation remains ongoing.

The Met urges the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity promptly.

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