Terrorism Charge for Washington Teenager - Court Update | Counter Terrorism Policing

Terrorism Charge for Washington Teenager – Court Update

An 18 year old man from Washington, Tyne and Wear, has appeared, via video link, at Westminster Magistrates Court this morning (Thursday, November 4) charged with one offence of Engaging in the preparation of an act of terrorism, contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

Luke Skelton (25/06/2003),of Kielder, was remanded in custody to appear before the Central Criminal Court on November 19, 2021.

He was arrested on Thursday October 28, as part of a pre-planned, intelligence led operation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East supported by Northumbria Police. A warrant of further detention was granted by the court on Friday October 29.

This investigation relates to Extreme Right Wing Terrorism.