UK: Teenager arrested for posting DIY bomb-making guide video on social media

A 15-year-old boy accused of sharing bomb-making instructions on social media has appeared in court charged with terrorism offences. The youngster, who cannot be identified because of his age, is alleged to have twice posted the propaganda video made by Read More …

Checks at UK airport over fears far-right extremists may travel to Ukraine

British authorities are worried that the current threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine may attract far-right extremists from the UK, who could travel to the country seeking weapons training and military experience. Counter-terrorism police were positioned at the departure Read More …

Police Scotland welcomes sentencing of Nikolaos Karvounakis

Police Scotland has welcomed the sentencing of Nikolaos Karvounakis after he left an improvised explosive device (IED) in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh in January 2018. Th 35-year-old was sentenced to eight years and four months at the High Court in Read More …

UK: MI5 had intelligence Manchester Arena bomber posed threat, inquiry told

MI5 had enough intelligence to regard Salman Abedi as a threat to national security and open an investigation before he bombed the Manchester Arena, killing 22 people and injuring hundreds of others, an inquiry has heard. The Security Service was Read More …

UK: Two men arrested by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command

Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command have arrested two men as part of a proactive investigation. A 30-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday, 8 February in east London on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation Read More …

UK: ‘Far right extremist’ is jailed for 42 months for sharing a bomb-making manual online

A teenager from South East London has been jailed for sharing a bomb-making manual online which he disguised as a guide for the popular video game Minecraft. Connor Burke, 19, a London university student shared the manual, which contained information Read More …

Record number of children in Britain arrested over terror offences

A record number of children were arrested on suspicion of terror offences in Great Britain in the last year, a development that investigators have linked to the shutdown of schools during the early stages of the pandemic. Figures released by Read More …

UK: Terror awareness warning ahead of Christmas in Bedfordshire

Christmas shoppers and people attending festive events are being urged to be vigilant to the threat of terrorism. Bedfordshire Police said the warning followed the recent increase in the UK’s terrorism threat level. More uniformed officers are expected to be Read More …

UK: A financial analyst stored chemicals and electric circuitry that could be used to build explosive devices

A financial analyst stored chemicals and electric circuitry that could be used to build explosive devices, a jury at the Old Bailey was told. Asad Bhatti also worked on a computer handbook that included the subject “Jihad and Martyrdom”, the Read More …

Terror suspect arrested at London Stansted Airport

A 26-year-old man has been arrested at London Stansted Airport on suspicion of “extreme right-wing” terrorism. Counter Terrorism officers from the Metropolitan Police detained the UK national prior to boarding an outbound flight on Friday. A search of an address Read More …