The Metropolitan Police

11/13/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/13/2019 14:17

UPDATE: Two men arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences in east London

The investigation into two men arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences in east London continues.

A 27-year-old man [A] was arrested on Tuesday, 12 November at an east London residential address on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act (TACT) 2000.

He was also detained under TACT and taken to a south London police station. He remains in police custody.

A 21-year-old man [B] was arrested on the same day at a separate east London residential address on suspicion of encouragement of terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications under sections 1 and 2 TACT 2006 respectively.

He was detained under PACE and taken to a south London police station. He has been bailed to return on a date in mid-December.

Officers are carrying out searches at the two residential addresses, as well as a third commercial premises in east London.

Enquiries continue.