Ramsgate Teenagers Arrested By Counter Terrorism officers

20 September 2018, 16:30 | Updated: 20 September 2018, 16:47

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Two teenage boys are being questioned in Kent on suspicion of preparing for terrorist acts.

The boys − both aged 15 and from Ramsgate, Kent – were arrested from their home addresses on suspicion of preparing for terrorist acts.

They are being questioned at a police station in the South East after being detained under section 41 of the Terrorism Act.



 Detective Superintendent Nigel Doak from CTPSE said:

“I would like to reassure the local community that today’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.”