London, England - May 8, 2011: The famous New Scotland Yard sign, outside the Metropolitan police headquarters in London.
The officer is a 21-year-old police constable (Picture: Getty)

A serving Met Police officer has been arrested on suspicion of terror offences.

The officer, a 21-year-old police constable who works in frontline policing, was arrested at a property in north London and has been taken to a south London police station.

He remains in custody, police said today.

The arrest relates to suspected membership of a banned organisation linked to right wing terrorism.

Officers are also carrying out searches at the address in north London.

Officers from the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed and the officer’s status is under review.

It has also been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC).

A Met Police spokesman said: ‘Whilst the investigation remains ongoing, at this time there is nothing to suggest there is any threat to wider public safety in relation to this matter. ‘

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