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Three men arrested in terrorism raids: The Latest

Counter terrorism police have arrested three men in our region this afternoon.

One man in his 20s was held at a business in Letchworth in Hertfordshire and two other men were arrested shortly after in Luton.

One is also in his 20s and the other is in his 30s.

All three are being held on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

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Three men arrested in Letchworth and Luton on suspicion of terrorism

Three men from Letchworth and Luton have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in acts of terrorism. Credit: PA

Three men have been arrested in Letchworth and Luton on suspicion of being involved in acts of terrorism.

A man in his 20s was arrested just after midday at a business address in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, while the other two men (one in his 20s and the other in his 30s) were arrested shortly after at two separate residential addresses in the Luton area.

All three are being held on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

The Metropolitan Police say searches are underway at two addresses in the Luton area as part of the investigation - which is looking into alleged "Islamist-related terrorism".

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Three people seriously injured in collision

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Three people from Letchworth are in a serious condition in hospital after their car was involved in a collision in Hertfordshire last night.

The accident happened at around 11pm on the A507 Great North Road in Baldock after a Saxo was in collision with an Audi.

The driver of the Saxo, a man in his 30s, and two boys aged 17 and 15 who were travelling with him are in a serious but stable condition. A fourth passenger, a boy aged 15 who is also from Letchworth, was treated for minor injuries. The driver of the Audi did not need hospital treatment. Police are appealing for witnesses.

Hertfordshire school make WW1 'treasure chest' discovery

The time capsule was found at Highfield School in Letchworth.

Staff at a school in Hertfordshire were stunned when they uncovered a relic from 100 years ago - containing the personal effects of a first world war officer.

The time capsule was found at Highfield School in Letchworth, containing the immaculately preserved uniform, trench maps and belongings of Lieutenant Howard Hands - who fought on the Western Front.

It's believed the items were given to the school by a relative decades ago.

Paedophile jailed for six years

Daniel Shead Credit: Hertfordshire Police

A man has been sentenced to six years in prison at Cambridge Crown Court after being found guilty of offences against a child.

24 year old Daniel Shead of no fixed address was found guilty of two counts of penetrative sexual activity with a child and one of non-penetrative sexual activity with a child between December and May 2013 in Letchworth. The victim was a 14 year old girl.

The offences were investigated by Hertfordshire Constabulary’s HALO team, a police led team dealing with child sexual exploitation in partnership with Hertfordshire Children’s Services, the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board and other agencies.

Detective Constable Heather Sheldon from the HALO team led the investigation and said:

“I hope this sentencing sends a clear message to others that we and our partners will do everything in our power to tackle these crimes."

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Police issue picture of missing boy

Kayne Jacob, 13, has been missing since Thursday Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Police are continuing to search for a missing 13-year-old boy from Letchworth.

Kayne Jacob was reported missing to Hertfordshire Police around half ten on Thursday evening.

It's thought he could be staying with friends either in Letchworth or London but police are keen to find him.

Police search for missing teenager

Police are searching for a missing 13 year old teenage boy from Letchworth.

Kayne Jacob was reported missing to Hertfordshire Constabulary around 10.30pm on Thursday evening.

We know that people are concerned for Kayne and appeals have been circulating on social media to help trace him. I’d reassure people that we have been carrying out a number of enquiries and suspect he could be staying with friend either locally in Letchworth, or in London, where he has links.

“Our enquiries will continue and if anyone has information about where he may be they are asked to make contact with Police via the non-emergency number 101.”

– Inspector Steve Hague
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