January 8, 2020 11.11 am This story is over 46 months old

Lincoln teen arrested for terrorism offences released under investigation

He was previously arrested in Leicester

A 19-year-old man from Lincoln accused of extreme right wing terrorism offences has been released under investigation by police.

As previously reported, the man was arrested in the Highfields area of Leicester at around 7am on Tuesday, January 7 on suspicion of offences under the Terrorism Act 2006.

He was later taken into custody, but police confirmed on Wednesday that the man has now been released under investigation.

It was a pre-planned operation carried out by counter-terrorism officers from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) Special Branch.


Chief Superintendent Jon McAdam said: “The alleged offences relate to the encouragement of terrorism and dissemination of a terrorist publication. This relates to extreme right-wing terrorism.”

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