Teenager Facing More Questions - in London

17 year old boy arrested in the West Midlands last night - over allegations of recording phone calls to anti-terror hotline.

A teenager suspected of recording calls to a Scotland Yard counter-terror hotline is facing a second night of questioning after being transferred from the West Midlands. 

The 17-year-old was transferred to face police interviews in central London as a 16-year-old was released on bail over the alleged ``phone bombing'' campaign.

Both boys, thought to be members of online group Team Poison, were held on suspicion of offences under the Malicious Communications Act and the Computer Misuse Act after phone recordings appeared on YouTube. 

The pair were arrested on Thursday night when Team Poison claimed it eavesdropped on highly-sensitive conversations after bypassing technology from the 1980s. 

Scotland Yard's Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) said it was aware hoaxers had made calls to the hotline and made recordings of their conversations with anti-terrorist hotline staff. 

A spokesman said the 17-year-old ``has now been brought to a central London police station'' while the 16-year-old ``has been bailed to return to the police station in the West Midlands pending further inquiries''.

 A statement added: ``Public reporting is an important part of the fight against terrorism and any attempt to disrupt this service will be investigated thoroughly.''  

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