Counter-terrorism raids: Three teenagers arrested in Loughborough
Counter-terrorism officers arrested three teenagers in a series of morning raids in Loughborough.
Officers from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit, in Manchester, teamed up with Leicestershire officers to carry out the swoops.
Loughborough police commander Inspector Johnny Monks said: "We received some information and fed it to the counter terrorism unit at Greater Manchester Police.
"They took charge of the operation but we assisted them on the ground.
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"This was low-level activity and the local community has nothing to fear."
The raids took place on Thursday, February 21, and Thursday, February 28.
The team arrested a 17-year-old from Loughborough on February 21. He has been charged with two counts of possessing an article in circumstances which give rise to a suspicion that possession is for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.
He is also charged with possessing a document or record containing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.
The teenager is also accused of possessing an offensive weapon.
He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at the Old Bailey, in London, on March 8.
Two 17-year-old males were arrested in Loughborough on February 25 on suspicion of possessing articles connected to an act of terrorism.
They have now been bailed pending further inquiries.