In North Yorkshire police arrested two 14-year-olds on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack. On Tuesday, October 31, reports The Independent.
According to law enforcement officers, they have no information that the men were linked to terrorist organizations or international extremist network. At the same time, police say continue to analyze a large number of different information contained on mobile devices detainees.
According to unconfirmed information, the young criminals were planning to commit mass murder in a school. In this regard, the school has been strengthened security measures.
On 18 October, the head of UK counterintelligence (MI5), Andrew Parker said that in 34 years of work in the secret service never faced so many terrorist attacks and attempts in the Kingdom.
According to him, the UK is experiencing “unprecedented and relentless terrorist offensive.” In confirmation of his words, the head of MI5 gave the statistics: in seven months of this year, his office and the police prevented seven terrorist attacks, 379 suspects detained. “Extremists of all ages, sex and origin are combined with toxic violent ideology that leads them. They use crude, but deadly methods of attack with a knife or a vehicle or a more complex scenario,” stated Parker.