Two men from West Yorkshire among eight people arrested as part of an investigation into charity fraud involving thousands of pounds intended to help people in Syria have been released on bail.
The suspects were arrested at addresses across the UK yesterday morning by Kent Police after more than £45,000 was seized at the Port of Dover on December 23 2012.
The money - £31,816, plus 8,310 euros (£6,857) and 10,700 US dollars (£6,413) - which had come from four UK-based charities, was taken by police who believed it could be used for criminal or terrorist activities.
A 35-year-old man from Dewsbury, and a 43-year-old from Huddersfield, both in West Yorkshire, have been bailed until September 1.
An aid effort is underway in our region to help the ongoing crisis in Syria. A Sheffield charity is planing a mercy mission later this month taking much-needed supplies to the war-torn country. There were also protests today in Huddersfield, Bradford and Leeds. Sally Simpson reports.
A series of protests have been taking place around the region today opposing any plans for war against Syria. Rallies have been held in Dortmund Square in Leeds, Centenary Square in Bradford and St George's Square in Huddersfield.
Demonstrations have also been held nationally, including marches through London.
Two of the regions MPs have voiced their opinions about Britain potentially being involved in military action in Syria. Julian Smith MP, the Conservative representative for Skipton and Ripon and Martin Vickers, the Conservative MP for Cleethorpes have been speaking to Calendar.