Six 'National Action members' arrested on suspicion of terror offences

The five men are being held in the West Midlands and the woman at a police station outside the force area

The five men are being held in the West Midlands and the woman at a police station outside the force area

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Five men and a woman have been arrested today (Wednesday January 3) on suspicion of being members of a far-right terror organisation.

The men - a 26-year-old from Cambridge, a 21-year-old from Banbury, Oxfordshire, a 28-year-old from Wolverhampton, a 26-year-old from Leicester and a 24-year-old from Stockport - and a 37-year-old woman also from Banbury, have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Specifically, they are suspected of being members of National Action, a proscribed neo-Nazi group, contrary to section 11 of the Terrorism Act.

The five men are being held in the West Midlands and the woman at a police station outside the force area.

The arrests were carried out with West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit in conjunction with North West CTU, South East CTU, Eastern CTIU and EMSOU-SB (previously EM CTIU).

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

The arrests were pre-planned and intelligence-led and there was no threat to the public’s safety, police said.

You can read more about our profile on National Action here.

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