US News Record number of terror-related arrests

13:51  14 september  2017
13:51  14 september  2017 Source:   Sky News

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Record number of terror - related arrests . 10:06, UK, Thursday 14 September 2017. Image: Police terror raid in London (file pic). A record number of people have been arrested for terrorism - related offences, according to official figures.

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A police terror raid in London in June this year © PA A police terror raid in London in June this year

A record number of people have been arrested for terrorism-related offences, according to official figures.

The Home Office has announced that there were 379 arrests in Britain in the 12 months to June.

The figures include the dozens of arrests that took place following terrorist attacks in London and Manchester this summer.

Of these 379 terror-related arrests over the last year, 12 were made in connection with the Westminster attack, 23 related to the Manchester Arena bombing and 21 arrests were related to the attack some time later at London Bridge.

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The number of terror - related arrests has hit a record high of 304 in the year to March 2017, up 18 per cent on the previous year’s figure, the Home Office has revealed. The arrests include the 12 people detained following the London Westminster terror attack in March

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According to Scotland Yard source, number of terror - related arrests made in the United Kingdom has reached record levels in the past 12 months.

:: The number of 18 to 20-year-olds arrested has more than doubled in the past year - from 20 to 43. :: Some 100 of those arrested have been charged with a terror - related offence, the highest proportion since records began.

Sky News Home Affairs Correspondent Mark White said: "This 379 arrest figure is 68% higher than the 226 people who were arrested for the same period the year before.

"Significantly, it's the highest number of arrests in a year since they began recording terror arrest statistics back in 2001 after the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon in the US.

"It has been an exceptional year in terms of the way in which the police operations and intelligence services have been gathering intelligence and trying to bring people to justice after three terrorist attacks in quick succession."

The figures show that of those who have been arrested, 32% result in a charge.

Mark White explained: "Quite often what you see with the likes of a terrorist attack, a lot of people who are initially arrested - they could be family members, friends and associates of someone who has carried out an attack - but after questioning and detailed investigations these people are often released without charge.

"That's why we're looking at such a high number, but they are still pretty significant."

Five hundred investigations, involving 3,000 individuals, are being run by the police and M15 at any one time. At least 20,000 former "subjects of interest" are also kept under review.

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