Sus­pect is held over ex­plo­sives

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A 22-YEAR-OLD man has been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of ex­plo­sives of­fences, counter ter­ror­ism po­lice have said.

Spe­cial­ist search teams were on the scene in Fen­ham, New­cas­tle, for a planned op­er­a­tion.

Northum­bria Po­lice re­as­sured lo­cal peo­ple that the area was safe.

The ar­rest was not thought to be ter­ror re­lated and of­fi­cers have found noth­ing of con­cern.

A spokes­woman for the North East Counter Ter­ror­ism Unit said the ar­rested man was be­ing held at a lo­cal po­lice sta­tion.

She said: “A prop­erty and a premises are be­ing searched as part of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“This is a pre-planned, in­tel­li­gence-led op­er­a­tion.”

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