Teenager held on terror offences released without charge

The teenager was arrested in east London at about 3am on Thursday. Picture: Met Police

The teenager was arrested in east London at about 3am on Thursday. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Metropolitan Police

A teenager arrested by terrorism police in east London last week has been released without charge.

The 19-year-old was arrested at about 3am on Thursday on suspicion of commissioning, preparing or instigating acts of terrorism.

He was held at a south London police station.

Detectives were granted an extension to keep him in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

He was released on Saturday.