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Man released following terrorism arrest

News   •   Nov 18, 2019 18:38 GMT

A man arrested on suspicion of a terrorism offence has today, Monday, 18 November, been released with no further action.

The 27-year-old man [A] was arrested on Tuesday, 12 November at an east London residential address on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act (TACT) 2000.

He was also detained under TACT and taken to a south London police station. A warrant of further detention under TACT was granted at Westminster Magistrates’ Court meaning he could be detained up until today.

A 21-year-old man [B] was arrested on the same day at a separate east London residential address on suspicion of encouragement of terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications under sections 1 and 2 TACT 2006 respectively.

He was detained under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and taken to a south London police station. On Friday, 15 November, he was bailed to return on a date in mid-December.

Searches at two residential addresses and a commercial premises in east London are now complete.

Enquiries are ongoing.