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Newcastle male arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences

Counter Terrorism Policing North East have arrested a 33-year-old man in Newcastle on suspicion of terrorism offences.

The Newcastle resident was arrested by CTP officers, aided by Northumbria Police, on suspicion of being concerned in the Commission, Preparation or Instigation of Acts of Terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000, and has since been taken to a police station in West Yorkshire for questioning.

Counter Terrorism Policing North East have since announced that the arrest was intelligence led and pre-planned as part of an ongoing investigation.

Chief Supt Neil Hutchison, local policing commander for Newcastle, said: “I understand our communities will have concerns about this morning’s police activity but I want to offer my reassurance that we are here to serve and protect the public of Northumbria.

"We work very closely with our colleagues in Counter Terrorism Policing North East and we will ensure we maintain these strong links in order to provide a high level of service to you. Public safety is our utmost concern. Our officers are patrolling the local area and would ask members of the public to contact them if they have any concerns.”



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