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UK News Man arrested in Stoke-on-Trent on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts not linked to London Bridge

00:05  02 december  2019
00:05  02 december  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

London Bridge attacker was out on licence after being jailed for terrorism

  London Bridge attacker was out on licence after being jailed for terrorism Usman Khan was arrested in December 2010 and later pleaded guilty to plotting to bomb targets in London.In late December 2010, Khan, along with eight others, was charged with conspiracy to cause explosions and other terrorism offences.

A man has been arrested in Stoke - on - Trent following a wider ongoing review of existing licence conditions of convicted terrorism offenders, West Midlands police said. Officers from the West Midlands counter- terrorism unit arrested the 34-year-old man on suspicion of preparation of

Police probing released terrorists after London Bridge stabbings arrest man , 34 No information to suggest the arrested man was involved in London Bridge An urgent review of terrorists released from prison was launched by the MOJ Police have arrested a man in Stoke - on - Trent on suspicion of preparing a terrorism attack.

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Officers carrying out searches at addresses both in the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent areas following the London Bridge terror attack have arrested a man on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts.

West Midlands Police said a search warrant was conducted last night in connection to a wider on-going review of existing licence conditions of convicted terrorism offenders.

It said a 34-year-old man was arrested in Stoke-on-Trent on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

It confirmed there was no information to suggest that the arrested man was involved in the attack at London Bridge on Friday. It added that there was no immediate risk to public safety.

London Bridge attacker was convicted member of al Qaida-inspired terror cell

  London Bridge attacker was convicted member of al Qaida-inspired terror cell Usman Khan, 28, was released from prison in December 2018.The 28-year-old killed two people and injured three others in a knife rampage before being shot dead by police on Friday.

Born and raised in Stoke - on - Trent , Khan was originally jailed along with eight others, who were arrested in 2010. Khan had spent years proselytising in Stoke on so-called "dawah stalls" linked to the proscribed terrorist organisation al-Muhajiroun, which was once led by the hate preacher Anjem

Decision to prosecute comes on day that two men are arrested in London on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts .

Two properties searched

Forensic officers outside a property in Stoke-on-Trent. Photo: REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Deputy Chief Constable Nick Baker said: “Staffordshire Police continue to carry out further enhanced neighbourhood patrols to reassure local communities following the incident which took place in London on Friday and the arrest of a man last night in Stoke-on-Trent by West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit in connection to a wider on-going review of existing licence conditions of convicted terrorism offenders.

“People will be aware that the man who carried out the attack in London was living in Staffordshire. Two properties in the county continue to be searched and cordons remain in place at these locations as detectives and forensic officers continue with their investigation.

Everything we know about London Bridge attacker Usman Khan

  Everything we know about London Bridge attacker Usman Khan The London Bridge killer, Usman Khan, was a convicted terrorist who was released from prison less than 12 months ago. © PA Usman Khan was released from prison less than 12 months ago The 28-year-old - who killed a man and a woman in his knife attack on Friday before being shot dead by police - had been living in Stafford, Staffordshire, following his release on licence in December 2018.Following Friday's attack, during which Khan wore a fake suicide vest, police have been searching a three-storey block of flats in Wolverhampton Road, Stafford, where he is believed to have lived.

Police said: “Officers arrested a 47-year-old man in south London on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts , contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Police said searches had been carried out and completed at two addresses in south London linked to the men . A third search at another address

A man has been arrested in Stoke - on - Trent following a review of the existing licence conditions of convicted terrorism offenders, West Midlands Police said. "As a result of a search of his home address, the 34-year-old was arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts contrary to

“These incidents have resulted in intense focus on the county and I would like to thank local communities and partners for their support and understanding while these crucial enquiries continue.

“We are working closely with our colleagues in Counter Terrorism Policing to support their investigation which continues at pace to establish the full circumstances of what happened and to ensure there is no related outstanding threat to the public.

"We urge people to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activities or activity to police, in confidence online at gov.uk/ACT . In an emergency always call 999."

Emergency meeting

A meeting of officials in the Government’s emergency committee, Cobra, took place on Sunday afternoon and the Prime Minister has been updated on the investigation by security officials, Downing Street said.

University of Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones were fatally stabbed by convicted terrorist Usman Khan in the attack at London Bridge on Friday.

Politicians trade blame over London Bridge attack as victims are honoured with vigil .
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn paused Monday to honor the two people killed in the London Bridge attack, then went back to trading blame for the security failings that allowed a man who had been jailed for terrorist crimes to go on a violent rampage in the heart of London. Usman Khan stabbed two people to death and injured three others Friday before being shot and killed by police on the bridge.Politicians, who are campaigning ahead of Britain’s Dec. 12 election, immediately sought to deflect blame for the first fatal attack in London since 2017.

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