Two 14-year-olds arrested on terror charges in peaceful North Yorkshire town

Counter terrorism police have arrested two 14-year-old boys on suspicion of plotting an attack from a peaceful market town.

The teenagers are being held on “suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism” under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 after intense police activity in Northallerton, North Yorks, over the weekend.

They have been transferred to police stations in West Yorkshire where they are being questioned.

  • simus1

    The lawyer for one of those arrested relayed a formal statement from his client:
    “We wuz jus aven a bit uv fun, we wuz. Dint urt nobuddy. Sucked in by a grass with plod ooks in im for stolen swag we wuz. Hi mum.”

  • tom_billesley

    I’ve been there several times. The county town of North Yorkshire, it’s a quiet place with market stalls set out along the high street on Wednesday and Saturday, and is in rural surroundings. The last place you’d expect to find a nest of jihadi vipers.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Their extended families must also be targeted as they are the ultimate cause.
    First of all they must be kicked out of their council flats and their welfare turned off, then they must be ordered to leave the country.
    They will more than willingly go if there is no welfare for them here in the west.

  • Maggat

    No names mentioned? That in itself point the finger to the muslim population. If the boy’s names were William or Clyde and published, that would then be shocking news. If the names were Achmed and Mohammed, it’s oh well, what’s new.