Kent Man Arrested For Terror Offences

19 April 2018, 09:25

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Forensic teams are searching a house in Rochester where it's understood a man who's been arrested on suspicion of terror offences lives.

The 26-year-old's being held on suspicion of being involving in the commission, preparation or instigation of terror acts.

A Counter Terrorism Policing South East spokesman said the suspect was being detained at a police station in the south east for questioning following his arrest on Wednesday.

He said: "A 26-year-old man from Kent has today been arrested by Counter Terrorism Policing South East officers on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

"He has been detained at a police station in the South East for questioning.

"A residential addresses in Kent is being searched in connection with the ongoing investigation."

The spokesman added: "We appreciate local people may have concerns as a result of this activity and we are grateful for their patience and understanding while these inquiries are carried out.

"We would also like to reassure them that the arrests were pre-planned and part of a proactive, intelligence-led investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing South East.

"Anyone with concerns is asked to contact their local neighbourhood policing team on 101."