Bucks teen arrested in relation to terrorism

Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police

A 17-year-old Buckinghamshire boy was arrested this morning (Thursday) in relation to terrorism offences.

The arrest in High Wycombe was made under Section 17 of TACT 2000, with the boy suspected of arranging funds or property for the purposes of terrorism.

Thames Valley Police said the arrest relates to an investigation by the South East Counter Terrorism Unit (SECTU).

It said ‘officers would like to reassure residents that the police activity is in relation to conflicts overseas and is not linked to any immediate threat to local communities or anywhere else in the UK’.

Local Police Area Commander for Wycombe, Supt Ed McLean said: “I would like to reassure the community that this investigation should have very little impact on local residents. The arrest was pre-planned and was not made in response to any immediate threat to public safety in High Wycombe.

“Our officers will continue to maintain a presence in the area, offering reassurance to the local community.”

If anyone from the local community has any concerns or information contact police on the 101 number or the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321; all calls will be treated with the strictest confidence.