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Two from Banbury arrested for terror offences

Two people from Banbury have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences

The 21 year old man and 37 year old woman were amongst a group of 6 detained.

The five men - a 26-year-old from Cambridge, a 21-year-old from Banbury, Oxfordshire, a 28-year-old from Wolverhampton, a 26-year-old from Leicester and a 24-year-old from Stockport - and a 37-year-old woman also from Banbury, have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000; namely on suspicion of being a member of a proscribed organisation (National Action) contrary to sec 11 of the Terrorism Act.

All six are being held at a police station in the West Midlands.

The arrests were carried out with West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit in conjunction with North West CTU, South East CTU, Eastern CTIU and EMSOU-SB (previously EM CTIU).

A number of properties are being searched in connection with the arrests.

The arrests were pre-planned and intelligence-led; there was no threat to the public’s safety.

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