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18-year-old charged with three counts of encouraging terrorism

An 18-year-old man from Derbyshire is accused of making online posts that encourage terrorism.

The suspect was arrested from a house on Monday 16 May, and taken into custody for questioning by counter-terrorism officers from the East Midlands (CTP EM), supported by colleagues from the North East.

On Wednesday 18 May 2022, he appeared before Westminster magistrates charged with three counts of the encouragement of terrorism (Section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006).

He was remanded in custody until his next appearance at the Central Criminal Court on Friday 27 May 2022.


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