CTP North East granted more time to question suspect
Counter Terrorism Policing North East has been granted a warrant of further detention to continue questioning a man arrested on 31 August on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
The 21-year-old from the Middlesbrough area was arrested in North London, before four properties were searched as part of the investigation (one address in North London, two in Middlesbrough and one in Teesville).
Following the discovery of some potentially suspicious items at the address in Teesville, EOD have been in attendance at the property to provide specialist advice.
Chief Superintendent Dave Sutherland from Cleveland Police said: “I know that the nature of this police activity will be concerning to residents in our local communities, and I want to reassure people that public safety is our main priority.
“You will see increased patrols from our neighbourhood teams and I would ask anyone with concerns to speak to these officers. The activity is intelligence led and pre-planned and we are working closely with our colleagues from Counter Terrorism Policing North East. Our aim is to keep people as updated and informed as we are able to given the sensitive nature of this investigation. We appreciate the public’s patience and understanding while we carry out this work.”