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Terror probe man wanted by Spain is arrested in Birmingham

Police said the investigation focuses on terrorism material created for use online.

A 44-year-old man has been detained by police on suspicion of terrorism offences after a European Arrest Warrant was executed in the early hours of Wednesday.

West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit arrested the man at an address in Sparkhill, Birmingham, on behalf of Spanish authorities who are investigating support for terror group Islamic State.

The force said the investigation focuses on terrorism material created for use online.

The arrested man is due before Westminster Magistrates Court today, police added.

The man arrested in Birmingham was one of six people detained across Europe at the request of Spanish authorities investigating an alleged IS-supporting extremist group on the Balearic island of Majorca.

The Spanish interior ministry said four people had been arrested in the island’s capital, Palma de Mallorca, while another was held in Germany.

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