Teen arrested in Hertfordshire on suspicion of terrorism offences

May 25, 2018 | Brainwave Science



Counter-terror police have arrested a teenager in Hertfordshire on suspicion of terrorism and preparing acts of terrorism. This operation was linked to the arrest of another teenager in the previous week. Scotland Yard said it related to the arrest of an 18-year-old man by armed police in a north London street last Friday. The 2 teenagers are being held in custody on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism. A property in Bishop’s Stortford is being searched.

A 20-year-old woman was arrested in south London just after 8am on Wednesday morning in connection with the case. She is also in custody on suspicion of failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism, contrary to Section 38B of the Terrorism Act 2000.




Terrorism has spread so much into the world, that it now affects nations across the globe. Today, terrorists use the new communication and technological means to spread their propaganda. They use Social Media channels to share their beliefs and recruit believers among the innocent young.

Specialised authorities face a lot of challenges in catching these terrorists and stopping their awful plans. The current investigative technologies used for a multitude of cases often fail. The DNA testing can only perform if there is DNA found at the crime scene. Just the same a polygraph test can only detect a lie; even more so, many times in the past criminals have gotten past the lie detector, even if they were guilty.

So how can law enforcement, in the case of the teenager detained for suspicion of terrorism, find out his connection to terrorist networks and his terrorist plans?




In a world full of terrorist threats, nations worldwide need to step up and advance their security solutions to an unprecedented level. iCognative by Brainwave Science is the ultimate investigative tool. This modern security option was developed to distinguish between innocents and Perpetrators by detecting concealed or hidden information in the brain.

This security solution is most efficient in investigations opened by Law Enforcement, Border Security, and Counterterrorism personnel. In the case of the teenager detained for suspicion of terrorism, iCognative can easily determine what the suspect knows, based on a simple test using series of stimuli connected to the case. The test can be conducted on the teenager, the 20-year-old woman and any other persons of relevance to the case. In order to build the iCognative test case, the investigative agent must input into the system a series of information connected to the case. This info, named stimuli, is confidential, known only by investigating agents and relevant to the perpetrator. In this case, the following facts are examples of stimuli if they are only known to perpetrators: Type of bombs used in other terrorist acts; materials connected to terrorist propaganda; materials showcasing terrorist leaders; materials with the 20-year-old woman; information found in the Bishop’s Stortford property.. All this information will be used as stimuli for the test, in their available form, either as pictures or words or phrases. Then this stimuli will be displayed one after another on a computer screen while conducting a test on the subject. Then, the system collects brain responses to each stimulus and all these brain responses are analyzed at end of the test by analysis engine and determine with 99.9% accuracy if the information is present or absent in the brain of the suspect. iCognative relies on detecting a distinct change in electrical activity when a human brain responds to the sight of familiar stimuli.

With the help of iCognative, investigative agents can determine what the young man knows, if he has connections to other terrorist groups and what he was planning. With such an investigative tool, nations worldwide can now better protect their citizens from terrorist threats.



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