Four arrested on suspicion of being members of neo-nazi group

Four men across the UK have been detained on suspicion of being members of the recently banned UK neo-nazi group National Action.

The men are being held at a police station in the West Midlands and a number of properties are being searched in connection to their arrests.

A 22-year-old from Birmingham, 32-year-old from Powys, 24-year-old from Ipswich and 24-year-old from Northampton were arrested under the Terrorism Act on suspicion of being members of a proscribed organisation, West Midlands police said.

The arrests were carrie out with the West Midlands counter terrorism unit in conjunction with the Wales extremism counter terrorism unit and the East Midlands CTIU.

National Action, an antisemitic white supremacist group, was proscribed as a terrorist organisation in December by the home secretary.

A statement from West Midlands police said: “The arrests were pre-planned and intelligence-led; there was no threat to the public’s safety.”

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