Two teenagers who had allegedly planned to carry out an attack on an innocent member of the public have been charged with terror-related offences. The 16-year-old’s were arrested near a mosque in Bankstown in Sydney’s west on Wednesday, and were allegedly carrying handwritten notes pledging allegiance to ISIS.
The duo were on Thursday charged with acts in preparation to commit a terrorist act, and police said the alleged offences were ‘extremely serious’.
‘Those charges are extremely serious charges with the acts in preparation to commit a terrorist act with a maximum of life imprisonment,’ NSW Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn said.
They were also charged with membership of a terrorist organisation – and police believe they had links to ISIS.