Portsmouth teenager is charged with terror offences

Jury is still out
Jury is still out

A PORTSMOUTH teenager who was arrested earlier this week in connection with a terror incident has now been charged.

The 18-year-old man from Portsmouth faces five charges of encouraging terrorism and three of disseminating terrorist publications.

A 17-year-old boy from London also faces five charges of encouraging terrorism.

They have both been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

The arrests were made after police investigated a neo-Nazi group that posted an online threat against the Duke of Sussex.

Counter Terrorism Policing North East said the pre-planned operation was part of an ongoing investigation into extreme right-wing activity.

It is understood a neo-Nazi group named the Sonnenkrieg Division is included in this investigation.

One propaganda image shows a picture of Harry with a pistol pointed at his head and the words "see ya later race traitor", according to various reports.

Other swastika-branded images show praise for mass murderer Anders Breivik and an affection for the noose.

A 21-year-old man from Bath, who was also arrested in the operation, has been released on bail pending further enquiries.