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Counter Terrorism Police Arrest Two Young Men In London Sting

Third man arrested on suspicion of a religiously aggravated offence.

08/09/2016 10:32 | Updated 08 September 2016

Two men have been arrested in London on suspicion of being involved in terrorism.

The men, aged 19 and 20, were arrested in west London, police said, as part of a “pre-planned, intelligence-led investigation” by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, with assistance from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit.

The teenager was arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts and the 20-year-old on suspicion of funding terrorism and failure to disclose information regarding an act of terrorism.

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Counter terrorism officers have arrested two men on suspicion of being involved in terrorism

The man was also arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts in relation to a separate investigation by the South East Counter Terrorism Unit.

A third man, also 19, was arrested in south-east London on suspicion of a religiously aggravated offence in relation to a separate matter.

The Met said on Thursday that officers were searching a number of addresses and vehicles in the west London, south-east London and Thames Valley area.

All three men, who are from London, remain in police custody “as inquiries are ongoing”. 

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