Birmingham man arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences

Two men have been arrested today (26/03) on suspicion of terrorism offences.

The arrests took place in Birmingham and Doncaster by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit with the support of South Yorkshire Police.

A 36-year-old man from Birmingham and a 35-year-old man from Doncaster were both arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to distribute terrorist publications.

They are being questioned by West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit at a police station in the West Midlands.

The arrests were pre-planned and intelligence-led.

Searches at addresses in Birmingham and Doncaster are ongoing.