“UK police arrest boy, 14, over Australia IS attack ‘plot,'” AFP, April 20, 2015 (thanks to Lookmann):
Police in Britain said Monday they have arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with an alleged Islamic State-inspired attack plan in Australia.
The boy was arrested Saturday “on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism and remains in police custody for questioning,” Greater Manchester Police in northwest England said in a statement.
Australian police arrested five men in counter-terrorism raids in Melbourne on Saturday and charged one of them with conspiring to commit a terrorist act on Anzac Day on April 25, when ceremonies are held to remember Australian and New Zealand Army Corps troops who fell in the World War I Gallipoli campaign.
One of the officers working on the case in Britain, Detective Chief Superintendent Tony Mole, said: “We have uncovered communication between an individual in the northwest and a man in Australia to what we believe is a credible terrorist threat….
Police said the boy, from Blackburn in Lancashire, northwest England, had previously been arrested on April 2.
Authorities stressed they had not uncovered any evidence of an imminent attack being planned in Britain.
Australian police said the arrest in Britain was connected to their operation.
“Victoria Police and the Australian Federal Police can confirm a link between the arrest of a 14-year-old boy in Blackburn, Lancashire in the United Kingdom on Saturday with Operation Rising,” the state and national police forces said in a joint statement….