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Teenager arrested on suspicion of encouraging terrorism

A teenager has been arrested for a terrorism offence, as part of an ongoing investigation by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command.

An 18-year-old man was arrested at an address in west London this morning (Wednesday, 27 April) on suspicion of encouraging terrorism (contrary to section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006).

He was detained under PACE, and is currently in custody at a London police station.

A PACE search warrant is being conducted at the address.

The investigation relates to suspected extreme Islamist material, allegedly being shared online.

Enquiries continue.