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Boy, 17, arrested in High Wycombe under Section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2000

| March 10, 2016


On the morning of Thursday 10th March 2016 a 17 year old boy was arrested in High Wycombe under Section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

The boy was arrested on suspicion of arranging funds or property for the purposes of terrorism.

The arrest was made by officers from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit (SECTU) working alongside colleagues from the Thames Valley Police and relates to an investigation by the SECTU.

Pfficers 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.

Thames Valley Police are advising anyone from the local community who 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.

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