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Teenager arrested at Stansted Airport for alleged terror offences

BY: BBC
The teenager was arrested for alleged terror offences at Stansted Airport

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences during a stop and search at Stansted Airport.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences during a stop and search at Stansted Airport.

The teenager was arrested on Monday at the airport in Essex while waiting to board a flight, the Metropolitan Police said.

The alleged offences are linked to extreme Islamist ideology, the force added.

He remains in custody at a London police station.

He was arrested on suspicion of collecting information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism and disseminating terrorist publications.

BBC