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Anti-terror police arrest teenager in Cardiff who lived close to trio of British jihadists and man in London as part of separate Syria-related probe 

  • 18-year-old was held by police in Grangetown area of the Welsh city
  • He was arrested for assisting the preparation of an act of terrorism
  • Man, 32, in London arrested on suspicion of terrorism and fraud
  • 12 addresses across the south-east of England being searched by police
  • Brothers Aseel and Nasser Muthana joined ISIS with friend Reyaad Khan
  • Cardiff arrest not believed to be linked to the teenagers joining ISIS


A teenager from Cardiff and a man from London have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences today.

The 18-year-old is from the Grangetown area of Cardiff – close to inner city areas of the Welsh capital where a trio of young jihadists now fighting for ISIS lived before they fled to Syria.

He was seized under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 for assisting in the preparation of an act of terrorism.

Cardiff link: Reyaad Khan and Aseel's brother Nasser Muthana appear in this Isis recruitment video encouraging others to fight jihad

Cardiff link: Britons Reyaad Khan and Nasser Muthana appeared in this Isis recruitment video this month encouraging others to fight jihad as two men were arrested by anti-terror police today

Police sources say the arrest is not directly connected to the three Cardiff men currently in Syria.

Meanwhile a 32-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism and fraud and 12 addresses are being searched as part of an investigation linked to Syria.

More here. h/t Buck

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