Record num­bers of ter­ror sus­pect ar­rests

Western Mail - - NEWS -

TER­ROR sus­pects are be­ing ar­rested in record num­bers fol­low­ing a dra­matic surge in ac­tiv­ity by se­cu­rity agen­cies and a flurry of at­tacks.

Of­fi­cial fig­ures show a to­tal of 400 peo­ple were held on sus­pi­cion of ter­ror­ism-re­lated of­fences in Bri­tain in the year to the end of Septem­ber – a rate of more than one ev­ery day.

This was the high­est tally since data col­lec­tion started in 2001 and a jump of 54% com­pared with the pre­vi­ous year.

The Home Of­fice said the rise was partly due to the many ar­rests fol­low­ing the Lon­don and Manch­ester at­tacks.

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