Terror suspect arrested for allegedly sharing extremist material online

Metropolitan Police said a 28-year-old was detained under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act for allegedly sharing extremist material on social media.
Metropolitan Police said a 28-year-old was detained under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act for allegedly sharing extremist material on social media.

A 28-year-old has been arrested at an east London address on suspicion of disseminating terrorist publications

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A terror suspect has been arrested for allegedly sharing extremist material online.

The Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command unit said the 28-year-old was arrested on Tuesday morning at an east London address on suspicion of disseminating terrorist publications.

He was detained under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and taken to a London police station, the force said.

The suspect was found at one of two addresses in the areas visited and searched by specialist officers in the course of a wider terror investigation.

The Met said this investigation relates to alleged extreme Islamist material posted on social media.

Anyone who wants to report suspicions of someone engaging in terrorist activity has been urged to report it in confidence at gov.uk/ACT