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Man arrested over terror financing

Counter terror police have arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of financing terrorist acts overseas.

Officers from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit (SECTU) arrested the suspect in Slough, Berkshire, under Section 17 of the Terrorism Act.

Police said their investigation was in relation to conflicts abroad and there is no immediate threat to public safety in the UK.

Superintendent Simon Bowden, local police area commander for Slough, said: "I would like to reassure the community that this investigation should have very little impact on local residents.

"The arrest was pre-planned and was not made in response to any immediate threat to public safety in Slough.

"We will continue to work with our partners and community in the interests of public safety and I would ask that we all continue to discourage anyone from attempting to travel to Syria or other areas of conflict."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on the 101 number or the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.


From Belfast Telegraph