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