Youth charged over terror hotline hoax calls
A teenager has been charged by police investigating hoax calls to a Scotland Yard counter-terrorism hotline.
The 17-year-old male, from Birmingham, appeared before Westminster Magistrates' Court.
He was charged with conspiracy to cause a public nuisance and an offence under the Computer Misuse Act, and was remanded on conditional bail until May.
A 16-year-old boy, who had also been arrested, was bailed on Friday pending further inquiries.
A court official said Westminster Magistrates' Court had been hosting Hammersmith Youth Court and the 17-year-old would next appear at that youth court on 25 May.
The Metropolitan Police said officers arrested both teenagers in the West Midlands on Thursday.
Scotland Yard's Central e-Crime Unit has said it is aware hoaxers made calls to the hotline and recorded their conversations with staff.