27/11/2003

Al Qaeda suspect arrested in Gloucester

Gloucestershire Constabulary officers working with the Metropolitan Police Service have arrested a 24-year-old man at his home address in the Barton Street area of Gloucester this morning.

The man, who is suspected to have connections with Al Qaeda, has been arrested under Section 41 of the Terrorist Act on suspicion of involvement in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. He has been taken into custody to a police station in Wiltshire.

Searches of the address are ongoing.

The immediate area has been evacuated as a precaution due to the possibility explosives may be on the premises, police said.

(gmcg)

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