Teenager Arrested For Terror Offences
Police are questioning an 18-year-old man from Cardiff over terror allegations.
He was arrested in the Grangetown area of the city on Wednesday morning on suspicion of helping to plan a terror attack.
South Wales Police say there’s no threat to the public and the arrest was made as part of an ongoing investigation.
In a statement the force said:
"He has been arrested under the Section 5, Terrorism Act 2006 for assisting in the preparation of an act of terrorism."
It comes just a week after three young men from neighbouring Butetown were identified as members of group ISIS, encouraging other British Muslims to join them in jihad in Iraq and Syria.
21-year-old Nasser Muthana and 20-year-old Reyaad Khan were spotted in a propaganda video, it’s believed Nasser’s younger brother who’s 17 – Aseel – is also there with them.
Investigators say they’re looking into the possibility of whether the men are connected.
In a separate case today, a 32-year-old has been arrested in west London on suspicion of terrorism and fraud.
Officers want anyone with information to call the Anti Terrorism hotline on 0800 789 321.
Or you can get in touch about online content anonymously to the Counter Terrorist Internet Referral Unit at www.direct.gov.uk/reportingonlineterrorism