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Fifth male arrested in UK terrorism investigation

The arrest took place on Tuesday but was not disclosed at the time for operational reasons.

A FIFTH MAN was arrested this week in the UK on suspicion of being involved in terrorism.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said the man was arrested on Tuesday 7 October in the afternoon.

He was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

His arrest followed the arrest of four other males as part of the ongoing investigation, but police said this was not released at the time “for operational reasons”.

The men – aged 21 [A], 21 [B] 20 [C] 20 [D] and 20 [E] – were arrested all under the Terrorism Act. A warrant of further detention was granted at a magistrates’ court yesterday, said police.

All of the men are UK nationals.

The men remain in custody at Central London police stations and the warrant for further detention has been granted until 14 October.

A number of residential addresses and vehicles were searched by specialist officers in West and Central London as part of the investigation.

These searches are now complete, the Met Police confirmed.

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