A 16-year-old boy is among five people arrested Saturday morning in connection with a police investigation into right-wing terrorism.
He was arrested at an address in Swindon on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
Police also detained a 28-year-old woman and two men aged 29 and 30 from Keighley and a 28-year-old man from Anglesey.
All five were taken to a West Yorkshire police station for questioning.
Northeast Terrorism Police said a number of properties were searched in connection with the arrests, which are part of an ongoing investigation into right-wing terrorism.
The unit says: “We recognize that the local population may have concerns as a result of this activity.
“We want to reassure them that these arrests are pre-planned and intelligence-led and that there is no immediate risk to the local community.
“We are grateful for the understanding, patience and support of local residents as these investigations continue.”
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This notice was published: 2021-05-01 12:58:00