Boy in Sydney charged with planning terrorism

A SYDNEY teenager has been charged with allegedly planning a terrorist act after police were alerted to a number of posts made on social media.

The NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team arrested the 17-year-old boy at his home at The Oaks and charged him at Camden Police Station at midnight last night.

He has been charged with one count of preparation for or planning a terrorist act, for which the maximum penalty is a 25-year jail sentence.

He was also charged with using a telecommunications network with intention to commit a serious offence.

The youth was bail refused and will appear at a Children's Court today.

Police said there was no threat to the community.

The matter was unrelated to any previous investigation carried out by the NSW.

More to come.


Topics:  charged editors picks police sydney terrorism

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Screenworks gets funding to go national

Screenworks General Manager Ken Crouch.

Evolution program has received funding from Screen Australia

Harry James Angus' struggle with glory

NEW PROJECT: Harry James Angus took inspiration from classic texts.

The Mullum resident is about to release a new album

Local Partners