The noose tightens, but what are they doing there in the first place?
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: 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