Man quizzed after terror arrest

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Published: Tuesday 4th November 2014 by The News Editor

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A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism, police have said.

The suspect was detained in Hayle, Cornwall, last night by officers from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit (Sectu) and Devon and Cornwall Police.

He is being questioned at a police station in the Devon and Cornwall area.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said the arrest was “in relation to conflicts overseas” and was not linked to any immediate threat to the UK.

West Cornwall local police area commander Superintendent Jim Pearce said: “I would like to reassure the community that this investigation should have very little impact on local residents.

“The arrest was pre-planned and was not made in response to any immediate threat to public safety in Hayle.

“Our officers will continue to maintain a presence in the area, offering reassurance to the local community.”

Anyone with information should contact police or call the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321.

A Sectu spokeswoman confirmed the arrest was related to the ongoing conflict in Syria.

Published: Tuesday 4th November 2014 by The News Editor

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