Five Arrested Under Terrorism Act In Cardiff And Barry

Five men have been arrested under the Terrorism Act in Cardiff and Barry.

Police officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit and the Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit executed six search warrants on Thursday.

The men have been arrested under the Section 12 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

South Wales Police Assistant Chief Constable, Nikki Holland, said: "South Wales Police is proud to have strong links with our local communities and their cooperation is vital to make sure that we tackle radicalisation and extremism effectively together.

"I recognise the recent media coverage has raised very real concerns but I would like to thank and reassure the public that the links we have with our various religious communities remain strong and constructive."


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