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Counterterrorism police made the arrest in High Wycombe on 10 MarchGetty Images

A 17-year-old boy from High Wycombe has been arrested by counterterrorism police on suspicion of "arranging funds or property for the purposes of terrorism". Officers from South East Counter Terrorism Unit (SECTU) and Thames Valley Police made the arrest in the Buckinghamshire town this morning (10 March).

It follows an investigation related to conflicts overseas, with officers saying it was "not linked to any immediate threat to local communities or anywhere else in the UK".

Local Police Area Commander for Wycombe Supt Ed McLean said: "I would like to reassure the community that this investigation should have very little impact on local residents. The arrest was pre-planned and was not made in response to any immediate threat to public safety in High Wycombe.

"Our officers will continue to maintain a presence in the area, offering reassurance to the local community."

Anyone from the local community who has any concerns or information can contact police on the 101 number or the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321.