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Teenager from North London charged with terrorism offences

A teenager from North London has been charged yesterday (9 March) with terrorism offences.

Al-Arfat Hassan, 19, of north London, has been charged with Preparation of terrorist acts (under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006).

He is also charged with collection of information likely to be useful to a person preparing an act of terrorism (under Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000)

Hassan was arrested by counter-terrorism officers on Thursday, 3 March, during a proactive operation and charged yesterday (9 March).

On Friday, 4 March, detectives were granted a warrant of further detention application at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, allowing them to detain him until Thursday, 10 March.

Source: Met Police