A 15-year-old boy from Cowes on the Isle of Wight has been charged with terrorism offences. 

He was arrested by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE), with assistance from Hampshire Constabulary, on Monday, July 11. 

He was detained on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.