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Boy, 16, arrested on suspicion of right-wing terror offences as three men and a woman held in swoops across UK

A TEEN boy is among five people arrested on suspicion of right-wing terror offences after police raided homes across the UK.

The bomb squad evacuated one street in Keighley, West Yorks, as terror cops swooped.

A cordon was put in place and locals moved to safety after "potentially suspicious material" was discovered.

Two men aged 29 and 30 and a 28-year-old woman were held as part of the raid on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism

Police also stormed homes in Swindon and Anglesey in Wales.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested in Swindon and a 28-year-old man was arrested in Anglesey on suspicion of the same offence.

All five are being quizzed in custody at a police station in West Yorkshire.

TERROR RAIDS

The properties are still being searched as part of the investigation into right-wing terrorism.

A police statement said: "Two addresses in Keighley are currently being searched in connection with this investigation.

"Following the discovery of potentially suspicious material at one of the addresses in Keighley the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EOD) has been called to provide specialist advice and to arrange the safe removal of the items if required.

"As a precautionary measure, a cordon has been put in place and a number of local residents have evacuated whilst examinations are conducted."

Counter Terrorism Policing North East added: "We recognise that local people may have concerns as a result of this activity.

"We would like to reassure them that these arrests are pre-planned and intelligence-led and there is not believed to be any immediate risk to the local community.

"We are grateful for the understanding, patience and support of local residents while these inquiries continue."

 

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