Police granted more time to question Middlesbrough man arrested in London suspicion of terror offences

Police have been granted another five days to quiz a man arrested on suspicion of committing terrorism offences.

Monday, 2nd September 2019, 14:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th September 2019, 13:18 pm
Cleveland Police headquarters.

A 21-year-old Middlesbrough man was arrested in London on Saturday on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

A court extension was approved on Monday which will give detectives until Saturday September 7, to hold and question him.

A spokesman for Counter Terrorism Policing North East, which are leading the investigation with Cleveland Police, said: "Cleveland Police continue to work closely with their partners and communities to reassure local people and protect the public."

Following the arrest, police searched four addresses - one in north London, two in Middlesbrough and one in nearby Teesville.

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Searches were carried out at addresses in Middlesbrough and in Teesville and bomb disposal experts were also called in by police .