A 14-year-old boy has been charged with plotting a terror attack, police say.

The teenager, from Eastleigh in Hampshire, has been charged with one count of preparation of terrorist acts connected to Islamist terrorism.

Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) said the boy, who has not been named, was arrested by officers from Hampshire Constabulary on Friday – and later further arrested by counter-terrorism detectives under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act.

He is due to appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

A CTPSE statement said: "We know that the community of Eastleigh might be concerned about this news.


"However, Hampshire Constabulary have been working closely with colleagues in Counter Terrorism Policing South East on this investigation.

"And we want to reassure you that we believe the investigation is isolated, and withRead More – Source