Man arrested in south London over terror offence

A man has been arrested in south London on suspicion of a terrorism offence.

The 18-year-old was held by Scotland Yard's Counter Terrorism Command on suspicion of encouragement of terrorism, contrary to section 2 of the Terrorism Act, 2006.

He remains in police custody for questioning, the Metropolitan Police confirmed.

Two properties in south and south-east London are being searched as part of the police's investigation.

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