A man suspected of terrorism offences has been arrested and taken to a South London police station, the Met Police announced today (October 13).

The 19-year-old was arrested at an address in the Wednesbury area in the Midlands Tuesday morning, under section 41 of the Terrorism Act.

Section 41 of the 2000 Terrorism Act provides police with the controversial power to arrest and detain a person without charge for up to 48 hours if they are suspected of being a terrorist.

The teenage terror suspect is now being held at an unspecified police station in South London.

Police said they're now searching the address where the man in question was arrested earlier today and that there was not an "imminent" threat to the public, despite the terror-related nature of the operation:

"The arrest was carried out with the assistance of officers from West Midlands Counter Terrorism Police and a search is ongoing at the address.

"The arrest is part of an ongoing proactive investigation and there is not believed to be any imminent threat to the public in relation to this," a spokesperson for the Met Police said.