19/08/2004

Teenager arrested under Terrorism Act

Police have arrested a 19-year-old man in Birmingham this morning under the Terrorism Act.

The man who has not been named is being held for questioning after he was arrested in the Selly Oak area of Birmingham in the early hours of Thursday morning.

According to the BBC, police conducting further enquiries in the same area of Birmingham have arrested two other men in connection with alleged immigration offences.

Eight men charged with terrorism-related offences appeared at Bow Street Magistrates Court sitting at Belmarsh yesterday. It is not thought that these arrests are connected to the arrest today.

(SP)

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