March 30, 2022 10.19 am

Teen terrorism suspect arrested in Lincoln

He was cornered in a pre-planned police operation

Update: 9.03am, 31 March

A 19-year-old man arrested yesterday on suspicion of terrorism-related offences has been released on police bail while we continue our enquiries.

Original release:

A 19-year-old man from Lincoln was arrested just south of the city centre at 7.24am this morning (Wednesday 30 March) on suspicion of offences under the Terrorism Act 2000.

This was a pre-planned operation carried out by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) East Midlands and the man is now in police custody and will be interviewed at a local police station.

The arrest today is part of CTP East Midlands’ year-round work to assess and respond to potential threats.

You can support their work. If you have seen or heard something that could be that vital piece of information to help stop a terrorist attack or have any information about suspicious activity or behaviour, ACT. Use the secure online form #at gov.uk/ACT or call 0800 789 321. In an emergency, always dial 999. Search #CommunitiesDefeatTerrorism