Terrorism Arrests made in Yorkshire

Officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit have this morning (Wednesday, October 21) arrested four people on suspicion of offences under the Terrorism Act.




Two men from Sheffield age 40 and 36 have been arrested on suspicion of an offence under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act Preparation to commit an act of terrorism.

A 55 year old woman and a 44 year old man from Batley have been arrested on suspicion of an offence under Section 15 of the Terrorism Act Terrorist fundraising.

They have been taken to a Police Station in West Yorkshire for questioning.

As part of the investigation, five properties in Sheffield, Batley and Dewsbury are being searched.

The investigation is Syria related.

Det Chief Superintendent Clive Wain, Head of the North East Counter Terrorism Unit, said: "We understand that people may be concerned following today's arrests however we would like to reassure communities that today's activity is as a result of an ongoing investigation which is intelligence led. There is no evidence to suggest that communities are at risk.