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.