16/11/2009

Five Men Arrested Under Terrorism Act

Five men have been arrested under the Terrorism Act following raids in Manchester and Bolton.

The arrests took place in a co-ordinated operation starting at 4am this morning.

Three addresses in Manchester and one in Bolton are currently being searched.

The raids took place in Stockport Road, Levenshulme, Victoria Terrace, Longsight,

Bowdon Avenue, Fallowfield and Willows Lane, Deane, Bolton.

Around 40 officers were involved in the raids which are believed to be related to an alleged overseas threat.

The Greater Manchester Police said people living in nearby communities will see a high profile police presence during the day and will be able to discuss issues with local officers.

(GK/BMcC)

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