December 2, 2019
Police have arrested a man in Stoke-on-Trent on suspicion of preparing a terrorism attack.
The force said a 34-year-old was arrested after a search of his home address.
West Midlands Police said the search warrant was executed in connection to ‘a wider on-going review of existing licence conditions of convicted terrorism offenders.’
The man, who has not been named, was arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: ‘There is no information to suggest that the arrested man was involved in the incident at London Bridge on Friday.
‘There was no immediate risk to public safety.’
It comes after Usman Khan, 28, went on a deadly knife frenzy in London on Friday, killing two people and injuring three others.
An urgent review of terrorists released from prison was launched by the Ministry of Justice following the attack on Friday.
Armed with two knives and wearing a fake suicide vest, Khan was tackled by members of the public, including ex-offenders from the conference, before he was shot dead by police on London Bridge.
This article was posted: Monday, December 2, 2019 at 5:53 am