Teenager arrested in Walsall on suspicion of terrorism offences

A teenager from the Black Country has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police arrested the 18-year-old in Walsall as part of an operation by the counter-terrorism unit.

He was arrested at an address on suspicion of disseminating terrorist publications (contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006).

A spokesman for the force said: "Officers from the Met attended an address in Walsall, West Midlands, on the morning of Tuesday.

"Officers also searched the address under a warrant. The man was taken into custody, and he has since been bailed to a date in mid-February 2023.

"The investigation relates to Islamist terrorism."

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