Police get more time to question terror suspects

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Braithwaite Drive, Keighley
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A police cordon was put in place at Braithwaite Drive in Keighley on Saturday

Police have been granted another week to question five people, including a 16-year-old boy, arrested on suspicion of right-wing terrorism offences.

Officers carried out a series of raids in West Yorkshire, Swindon and Anglesey in Wales on Saturday.

Counter Terrorism Policing North East said they had gained a warrant of further detention for those arrested.

The extension gives officers until 8 May to charge or release them or to apply for an additional extension.

Police said two men, aged 29 and 30, and a 28-year-old woman had been arrested in Keighley, West Yorkshire, on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested in Swindon and a 28-year-old man was arrested in Anglesey on suspicion of the same offence.

All five were taken to a police station in West Yorkshire for questioning.

A Counter Terrorism Policing North East spokesperson said the arrests formed part of an ongoing investigation into right-wing terrorism.

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