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Man arrested on suspicion of terror offences released under investigation

News   •   Sep 05, 2019 20:58 BST

A 42-year-old man from Essex arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences has tonight, Thursday, 5 September, been released under investigation.

The man was arrested on 30 August at 17:25hrs by officers from the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit on suspicion of making threats to kill.

He was subsequently detained under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and taken to a London police station. A warrant of further detention was granted at Westminster Magistrates’ Court meaning the man could be detained until 6 September.

The investigation is being led by detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command. The search of a residential address in the Saffron Walden area of Essex continues.