A 14-year-old boy from Blackburn has been arrested in connection with an alleged Anzac Day terror plot in Australia, Greater Manchester Police said on Monday.
Investigators found that the teenage boy had been communicating with a man in Australia, who was planning out the Anzac terror attack.
Police reportedly have been monitoring the electronic communication of the 14 year old and arrested him from his home in Blackburn, Lancashire.
Detective Chief Superintendent Tony Mole, from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit (NWCTU), said: "We have uncovered communication between an individual in the North West and a man in Australia to what we believe is a credible terrorist threat.
"As soon as this information came to light we acted quickly with the relevant authorities here and abroad and this has resulted with officers from the NWCTU arresting a teenager."
According to Lancashire Telegraph, the youngster was previously arrested on 2 April. However, the police who had put him on surveillance finally made a break and found him communicating with a man in Australia plotting a terror attack in Australia on Anzac Day .
He was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.
Detective Chief Superintendent Tony Mole, from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit (NWCTU) told local news outlets the arrest was carried out based on "a credible terrorist threat."
"As soon as this information came to light we acted quickly with the relevant authorities here and abroad and this has resulted with officers from the NWCTU arresting a teenager." He added that there was nothing to suggest of an imminent threat to UK.
Last Saturday, Australian police arrested 5 teenagers from Melbourne, in what police called a major counter-terrorism operation.
The teens reportedly were planning an Isis-inspired terror attack on Anzac Day.
Three of the teens, aged 18 to 19, have been released "pending further enquiries," Australia's Federal Police said. Two are still in custody.
Sevdet Besim, 18, was charged with conspiring to commit a terrorist act, and was denied bail. The other suspect, a 19-year-old, is yet to appear in court.
Anzac Day, observed on 25 April is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations."
Anzac Day was originally to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.
Anzac Day 2015, this year has added significance as the day marks a century since the bloody World War I Gallipoli campaign.