Police Given More Time To Question Walsall Terrorism Suspects

Police have been given more time to question three people arrested in Walsall on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism acts.

Detectives from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) appeared before London's Westminster Magistrates Court via video link to submit their request for a warrant of further detention.

One woman and two men were arrested at 6am on Tuesday 9 June at their home addresses. The two men are aged 21 and 27, and the woman is aged 21.

The five-day extension means that detectives can now hold the three until Tuesday 16 June.

Police are keen to stress that while the arrests were pre-planned and intelligence led, there was no imminent threat to public safety.

Searches at addresses in Walsall continue.

A number of items have been removed for forensic examination.


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