Counter-terrorism police given more time to question suspects after Swindon arrest

COUNTER-TERRORISM police have been given more time to question five suspects – including a 16-year-old boy from Swindon – following arrests on Saturday morning.

Three men, a woman and a teenager were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

On Sunday afternoon, a judge approved the granting to Counter Terrorism Policing North East of a warrant of further detention until Saturday May 8, if required. 

The force can hold and question a 16-year-old boy from Stamford Close, a 28-year-old man from Anglesey, and three suspects from Keighley: a 29-year-old man, a 30-year-old man, and a 28-year-old woman.

Searches continue at the address in Keighley at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

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