Kent Teens Arrested On Suspicion Of Terrorism Offences Will Stay In Custody

21 September 2018, 18:18 | Updated: 21 September 2018, 18:26

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Two boys arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences have been detained further.

The two fifteen year olds from Ramsgate were arrested at their home addresses yesterday (20 September) on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts.

 

Detectives have been granted warrants of further detention for the two boys.

Both are being held in custody under the Terrorism Act in the South East.

 

The warrants of further detention mean police can continue to detain them until Thursday 27 September.

Searches at the addresses in Ramsgate are now complete.

 

Detective Superintendent Nigel Doak from CTPSE said:

 

“I would like to reassure the local community that yesterday’s arrests were pre-planned and intelligence-led, and there was no immediate threat to the public.

 

“We are committed to tackling any and all ideologies which pose a threat to the public’s safety and security.

 

“We treat the threat from the extreme right in exactly the same way as any other threat.”