Two men have been arrested in London today on suspicion of being involved in terrorism.
The men, who are aged 19 and 20, were arrested at an address in west London as part of a pre-planned, intelligence-led investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, supported by the South East Counter Terrorism Unit.
The 19 year old man was arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.
The other was arrested on suspicion of funding of terrorism and failure to disclose information regarding an act of terrorism under Section 16 and Section 36B of the Terrorism Act 2000 respectively.
Additionally he was arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 in relation to a separate investigation by the South East Counter Terrorism Unit.
A third man aged 19, was arrested in south-east London on suspicion of a religiously aggravated offence in relation to a separate matter.
Officers are currently searching a number of addresses and vehicles in the west London, south-east London and Thames Valley area.
All three men, who are from London, remain in police custody as inquiries are ongoing.