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16-year-old London boy charged with terror offence

23 Jan 2021, 07:05 GMT+10

LONDON, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- A 16-year-old boy from South East London appeared at Westminster Youth Court here Friday and was charged with terror offence.

The teen, who was not named for legal reasons, was charged with one offence of dissemination of a terrorist publication.

He was arrested in December 2020 and subsequently charged following an investigation led by counter terrorism cops assisted by the London's Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command. He has been bailed to next appear at Westminster Youth Court on Feb. 26.

A 15-year-old boy from South Derbyshire appeared in court in December 2020 charged with two terrorism offences as part of the investigation. He will also next appear before the courts on Feb. 26.

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