Northallerton boys charged with conspiracy to murder

Two 14-year-old boys from Northallerton have been charged following an investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East.

The boys were arrested on Saturday as part of an intelligence led investigation, supported by North Yorkshire Police.

They were charged this afternoon.

One of the boys is charged with conspiracy to murder and aggravated burglary

Another boy is charged with conspiracy to murder

They have been remanded in custody to appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

DCC Lisa Winward of North Yorkshire Police, said: “We wholeheartedly understand the concerns shared by the communities in Northallerton and the wider area of North Yorkshire.

“However we would like to reassure the public that local officers are committed to ensuring the public remain safe, and are working hard to reassure those communities who have been affected.”

Stuart Carlton, Director of Children and Young People’s Services at North Yorkshire County Council, said; “We fully recognise that there are concerns as a result of this investigation.  We are working with the police to provide reassurance to the local community, and in particular to the young people, parents and staff connected with this case and we will continue to provide support with our partners.”