Anti-ter­ror ar­rests hit record high

The Scotsman - - News Digest -

Anti-ter­ror ar­rests surged to a new record high as Bri­tain was hit by at­tacks amid a “stepchange” in the mo­men­tum of the threat.

In the year to the end of March, a to­tal of 441 in­di­vid­u­als were held as part of ter­ror­ism in­ves­ti­ga­tions

This was the high­est num­ber of ar­rests in a year since data col­lec­tion started in 2001, and an in­crease of 17 per cent com­pared with the pre­vi­ous year.

The to­tal num­ber of ar­rests linked to sus­pected ter­ror­ism since the 9/11 at­tacks has now passed the 4,000 mark.

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