MPS officer arrested by Counter Terrorism Command
A serving Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer has been arrested on suspicion of being a member of a banned organisation with links to right-wing terrorism.
Officers from the MPS’s Counter Terrorism Command arrested the 21-year-old police constable yesterday (March 5) at an address in North London.
The MPS says the officer, who works in frontline policing, was taken to a South London police station where he remains in custody.
It added that the arrest relates to “suspected membership of a proscribed organisation linked to right-wing terrorism”. Officers are also carrying out searches at the address in North London.
The MPS’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and the officer’s status is under review. The matter has also been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct as a mandatory referral.
“Whilst the investigation remains ongoing, at this time there is nothing to suggest there is any threat to wider public safety in relation to this matter,” the MPS added.