Police arrest 11 alleged members of neo-Nazi group National Action

Police arrest 11 alleged members of neo-Nazi group National Action

Alleged members of National Action have been arrested (Stock image)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Counter-terror police have arrested 11 people during an investigation into the neo-Nazi terror group National Action, according to Greater Manchester Police.

The men were arrested in various parts of the UK on suspicion of offences such as preparing terror acts, possessing terrorism documents and being a part of a banned organisation, according to RT.

Three alleged members of the group have already appeared in court after being on terror offence charges.

National Action were the first far-right group to be banned in the UK last year, following the murder of MP Jo Cox. The group had praised the death of the Labour MP.

Detective chief superintendent Martin Snowden, head of counter-terrorism policing in north-east England, said the arrests were a result of "coordinated action" between UK police and the National Counter Terrorism Network.

He added:​ “Those who promote extreme right wing views are looking to divide our communities and spread hatred. This will not be tolerated and those who do so must be brought to justice."