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Five teenagers charged with terror offences

Five teenagers arrested on Monday on suspicion of terror offences have been charged

By Jon Francis | Published: 25th February 2017 News Updates

The teenagers, all males aged 15 to 19 years were charged following a pro-active operation by the Met Police's Counter-Terrorism Command.

A 17-year-old was charged with preparation of terrorist acts, contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 and collection of information, contrary to section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

A 16-year-old from Lambeth was charged with preparation of terrorist acts, contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006;

A 17-year-old from Hounslow was charged with preparation of terrorist acts, contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 and dissemination of terrorist publications contrary to section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006;

Ahmedeltigani Alsyed, 19, from Hounslow was charged with preparation of terrorist acts, contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 and collection of information, contrary to section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000;

A 15-year -old from Waltham Forest was charged with collection of information, contrary to section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and two counts of dissemination of terrorist publications contrary to section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006

All five have been remanded in custody to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Saturday.