Two people from Yorkshire arrested on suspicion of being part of banned far-right terrorist group

Two people from Halifax have been arrested on suspicion of being members of a banned far-right terrorist group.

Wednesday, 5th September 2018, 12:23 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th September 2018, 4:32 am
Two people from Halifax, West Yorkshire have been arrested by counter-terrorism officers

West Midlands Police say that five arrests have been made in total, including a 17-year-old boy from Nottingham after a series of counter-terrorism raids across the country.

A 23-year-old man and a woman, 22, both from Halifax, West Yorkshire and two men, aged 22 and 28, both from Birmingham, were all arrested on Wednesday.

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The five have been detained on suspicion of being members of a proscribed organisation, National Action, which was banned in December 2016.

They are all being held at a police station in the West Midlands, after an operation carried out by West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit in conjunction with CTP North East and East Midlands CTIU.

A number of addresses are also being searched in connection with the arrests.

A police spokesman said: "The arrests were pre-planned and intelligence-led."