Four alleged members of neo-Nazi group National Action arrested on suspicion of terror offences

Four alleged members of neo-Nazi group National Action arrested on suspicion of terror offences

The arrests took place on Tuesday morning

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Four men who are allegedly a part of a banned neo-Nazi group have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences.

West Midlands Police announced the four men - who come from Birmingham, Ipswich, Northampton, and Powys - were apprehended on Tuesday morning. 

Two of the them are aged 24, one is 22, and the fourth is 32 years of age.

The MoD Has said that the four suspects are all serving members of the army.

They are suspected of being involved in the commission and preparation of terrorist acts, as well as being alleged members of a organisation banned under the Terrorist Act. 

The force has named the organisation in question as National Action, which is a neo-Nazi youth organisation. 

West Midlands Police said the arrests came as a result of planning and were led by intelligence, working together with the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit.

Additionally, the force worked with the Wales Extremism Counter Terrorism Unit and the East Midlands Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit to apprehend the suspects. 

The statement says there is no threat to public safety.