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One in five 16-year-old boys arrested in right-wing terrorist raids | UK News

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