Terror arrest in Lincoln over banned National Action group

A 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of being a member of banned far-right group National Action.

Linked to an investigation by the North West Counter Terrorism unit, the arrest was part of a pre-planned operation, with Lincolnshire Police saying that the arrest is not linked to ‘any threat to the local Lincolnshire community at this time’. The suspect remains in custody and was being questioned by specialist officers.

Det Ch Supt Dominic Scally, head of counter terror policing for the North West, said: "Today's arrest forms part of a wider operation into the activities of a proscribed organisation. Those involved in proscribed organisations have a detrimental effect on the communities others work so hard to build, so it is essential people contact us with information so we can put a stop to those who support extremist ideologies."

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