Birmingham & Black Country

Alum Rock terror suspect detained under Mental Health Act

Police cars and bomb van Image copyright Abu Alamgir
Image caption The man was arrested at his home on Naseby Road in Alum Rock

A man arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of terror offences has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

"Suspicious items" were found at the 27-year-old's home on Naseby Road in Alum Rock, West Midlands Police said.

Police went to the address following reports of the man walking around with a hammer. A search revealed substances in unlabelled bottles.

Detectives are investigating his "background, links and recent movements".

The contents of the bottles are being analysed by specialists.

Homes in the street were temporarily evacuated on Sunday while police, the fire service and army officers conducted safety checks on the items, but explosive experts said there was no immediate risk to the public.

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