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Oxford man arrested in terror probe
10:10am Tuesday 11th March 2014 in News
A MAN from Oxford is among four terror suspects arrested by police this morning.
The 29-year-old was arrested by police investigating terrorists travelling to or supporting fighting in war zones including Syria.
Greater Manchester Police say officers from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit (SECTU) arrested the man on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
The North West Counter Terrorism Unit (NWCTU) has also arrested three people in Manchester on suspicion of the same crime.
Properties are now being searched and the suspects are being held in custody.
Detective Chief Superintendent Tony Mole, head of the NWCTU, said: “We look at every case on its own merits, but travelling to a war zone in order to be involved in conflict, or supporting those who do so, could make you potentially liable to prosecution for terrorism offences.
“Also, as well as posing a risk to themselves, there is the very real threat that they could pose a danger to our own communities when they return to the UK.”
The three suspects arrested in Manchester are two men, aged 18 and 29, from Levenshulme, and a 21-year-old woman from Trafford.