Dewsbury man arrested under Terrorism Act

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A KIRKLEES man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

Arrests were made this week. Three men were detained on Tuesday morning, three on Wednesday evening and one yesterday evening.

The arrests followed a routine stop of a car by police on the M1 between junctions 33 and 34 southbound on Saturday. The car was impounded on suspicion of having no insurance, but firearms, offensive weapons and other material were later found hidden inside. The items are undergoing forensic analysis and police are searching the homes of those arrested.

West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit is leading the investigation. Detective Chief Superintendent Kenny Bell said: “As soon as the items were discovered in the impounded vehicle, our priority was to protect the public by pursuing and arresting those we believed to be involved.”

The men are being held in the West Midlands area.