Are their mosques, madrassas, families being investigated? I am sure they are not, and that is the problem.
Boy, 15, is one of five London teenagers to appear in court charged with terror offences
- All of the suspects are from London and their ages range from 15 to 19
- One was arrested on Monday and another four were detained on Tuesday
- They will all appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday
Five teenagers – including one aged just 15 – have been charged with a variety of terror offences.
Scotland Yard said the suspects, who are all from London, will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.
The 15-year -old, of Waltham Forest, is charged with collection of information and two counts of dissemination of terrorist publications.
A 16-year-old from Lambeth is charged with preparation of terrorist acts and a 17-year-old from Hounslow has been charged with preparation of terrorist acts and dissemination of terrorist publications.
Ahmedeltigani Alsyed, 19, of Hounslow, and a 17-year-old from Merton, are each charged with a count of preparation of terrorist acts and collection of information contrary to section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
Four of the teenagers were arrested at addresses in south and west London on Tuesday while the 15-year-old boy was arrested on Monday evening in east London.
The five were arrested on Monday by anti-terror detectives in a ‘pro-active operation’ on suspicion of Preparation of Terrorist Acts.
Scotland Yard said: ‘The arrests relate to plans to travel to join a proscribed organisation.’