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Man and woman arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of having Islamist-related terrorism links

Man and woman arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of having Islamist-related terrorism links

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Two people have been arrested in the city on suspicion of terrorism offences.

A man, aged 25, and a 23-year-old woman were arrested at an undisclosed location in Birmingham this morning (Friday, Dec 13).

They are being detained at a West Midlands Police station on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

The arrests, linked to Islamist-related terrorism, were pre-planned and intelligence-led.

Police said they are not linked to the London Bridge terror attack – which left two dead.

Enquiries into the alleged terrorism offences were already underway before the devastating incident on November 29 .

As part of the investigation, officers are also carrying out a search of an address in the city.

A spokesman said: “A 25-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were arrested in the city on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41b of the Terrorism ACT (2000).

“The two are being detained at a West Midlands Police station.

“The arrests, linked to Islamist-related terrorism, were pre-planned and intelligence-led. They are not linked to the London Bridge terror attack and enquiries into this matter were underway prior to the incident on 29 November.

“As part of the investigation, officers are also carrying out a search of an address in the city. ”

In the wake of the arrests, West Midlands Police released key advice to anyone who may suspect acts of terrorism.

Source: Birmingham Mail

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