Rhondda teenager charged with terror offences

Credit: PA

A teenager from Rhondda Cynon Taff has been charged with two terrorism offences.

The 17-year-old man was arrested following a search by detectives from the Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit.

He has been charged with one offence concerned with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism and, one of encouragement of terrorism.

He will appear before Westminster Magistrates Court on Friday 7 July.

This was an intelligence led investigation that prevented further offences being committed.

We work closely with partners to try and divert people from engaging in unlawful activity by use of the Prevent programme I would urge anyone with concerns to contact the police in confidence on 0800 789 321.

– James Hall, Acting Detective Superintendent of Wales Extremism Counter Terrorism Unit