14-year-old Hampshire boy plots “Islamist” terror attack
A 14-year-old boy from Eastleigh, Hampshire has been charged with plotting an “Islamist” terror attack according to the Hampshire police. The teenager who cannot be named faces one account of the preparation of terrorist acts and is due to appear in Westminster Magistrates Court on Thursday 18th June 2020.
Counter-Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) statement said:
“We know the community of Eastleigh might be concerned about this news, however, Hampshire constabulary have been working closely with the colleagues in Counter Terrorism Policing South East on this investigation and we want to reassure you that we believe the investigation is isolated, and with no known wider risk to the community.”
“If you think you have seen something suspicious that may be linked to terrorist activity have the confidence to share those concerns.”
“It may be unusual behaviour in a particular place or at a particular time of day – don’t rely on others”.
The boy is set to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday 18th June 2020