Anglesey man arrested in right-wing terror probe

AN ANGLESEY man has been arrested on suspicion of plotting right wing terrorism offences.

Counter Terrorism Policing North East said its officers have arrested five people on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

One of the suspects is a 28-year-old man from Anglesey, while the others are from the West Yorkshire and Wiltshire area. 

All five suspects have been taken to a police station in West Yorkshire for questioning, police said.

A number of properties are currently being searched in connection with these arrests.

The arrests are said to form part of an ongoing investigation led by Counter Terrorism Policing North East into to Right Wing Terrorism.

A spokesperson for Counter Terrorism North East said: “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 enquiries continue.”

North Wales Chronicle | Anglesey