Man held in east London swoop by Met Terrorist Command police

PUBLISHED: 10:50 07 December 2016 | UPDATED: 10:50 07 December 2016

Scotland Yard

Scotland Yard


Detectives have arrested a man in east London on suspicion of “encouraging terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications”.

Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command arrested the 23-year-old at 6.25am yesterday at his east London address, under the 2006 Terrorism Act, Scotland Yard revealed this-morning.

But police would give no further details of the location where he was arrested.

The man was taken in custody to a police station in south London for questioning, while investigations continue.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the East London Advertiser