Six arrested for terrorism offences

Five men and a woman have been arrested by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit on suspicion of terrorism offences.

The men are being held in the West Midlands and the woman at a police station outside the force area, after being arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

A number of properties are being searched in connection with the arrests, with police stating that they were pre-planned and intelligence-led, with no threat to the public’s safety.

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