A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after police searched his family home. 

On Thursday, the teenager was apprehended under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000, in relation to being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Police were spotted outside a house close to Conway Drive in Fulwood, Preston on Thursday morning, and it is believed officers from the Counter Terrorism team executed a search warrant at the address before taking the 16-year-old into custody.

The boy remained in custody for questioning overnight on Thursday, and enquiries are ongoing.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: "On Thursday November 5, officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North West executed a search warrant at an address in Preston and arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of terrorism offences. 

"He remains in police custody for questioning and enquiries are ongoing.  

"At this time there is not believed to be any immediate threat to the wider community."