Manchester UK: Teenagers, 14 and 16, held on suspicion of terrorism offences

Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

A 14-year-old boy from Blackburn, Lancashire, was detained on 2 April following the examination of a number of electronic devices, police said.

He was questioned on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism.

A 16-year-old girl was subsequently arrested at a house in Longsight, Manchester, on 3 April on suspicion of engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism.

Both teenagers were bailed until 28 May.

Map of Manchester and Lancashire

The investigation involved officers from the North West Counter-Terrorism Unit, the Tactical Aid Unit, Greater Manchester Police and Lancashire Constabulary.

Police said the arrests were not linked to the detention of nine people from Rochdale on the Turkey-Syria border earlier this week.

The group, including five adults and four children, was seized in Hatay on 1 April.

Their intention in travelling to the region, where areas are controlled by Islamic State (IS) militants or an al-Qaeda affiliate, is being investigated.

source: BBC NEWS

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