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UK terror arrests hit record high in wake of attacks

There were 379 arrests for terrorism-related offences in the year ending June 2017 Credit: PA

The security services made a record number of terror arrests over the last year, officials figures show.

There were 379 arrests for terrorism-related offences in Britain in the year ending June 2017, more than one a day and a 68% increase year on year.

It is the highest number in a year since data collection began in 2001, and includes dozens of people held after raid in the wake of the London and Manchester attacks.

The total includes:

  • 12 arrests in connection to the Westminster attack in March
  • 23 arrests in connection to the Manchester Arena bombing in May
  • 21 arrests in connection the the London Bridge attack in June

The figures also include one arrest made in connection with the Finsbury Park attack in June, in which a man drove a van into a crowd of worshipers near Finsbury Park Mosque.