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Police investigating terror plot release man without charge

A man who was arrested over an alleged terror attack plot has been released without charge.

The 36 year-old, of Burngreave, Sheffield, was among four men who were arrested in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire on December 19 as part of an investigation by the Counter Terrorism Policing North East (CTPNE) unit.

"We would like to reassure the public that public safety remains our priority at all times.

"Extensive enquiries have satisfied the investigation that there are no grounds to charge him with any offences.

"South Yorkshire Police and Derbyshire Police continue to work closely with their partners and communities to reassure local people and protect the public."

– West Yorkshire Police spokesperson

A 21-year-old man, from the Fir Vale area of Sheffield, who was arrested on December 29, is still in custody.

Two of the men arrested on December 19 - Chesterfield fish-and-chip shop owner Andy Star, 31, and Farhad Salah, 22, from Sheffield - have been charged with one count of engaging in the preparation of an act of terrorism.

The men, both Kurdish Iraqis, are due to appear at the Old Bailey in London on January 19.

A 41-year-old man from Meersbrook in Sheffield, who was also arrested on December 19, was released on December 23.

Bradford man in court of terror charges

A 42-year-old old man from Bradford has appeared in court charged with two offences under the Terrorism Act following an investigation by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.

Farooq Rashid of Ducy Crescent, Bradford, appeared before Westminster magistrates charged with one count of dissemination of a terrorist publication, contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006 and one count of possessing a publication likely to be useful to a terrorist.

Rashid, who was arrested in October 2016 as part of an intelligence led inquiry, was remanded in custody.


Yorkshire soldier revealed as London Bridge hero

An off-duty Yorkshire soldier has revealed how he used battlefield training to save victims of Saturday's terrorist attack in London. Lieutenant Jared Bambridge, of the1st Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment, ran towards danger to tend to stab victims, saving a 51-year-old man with two knife wounds. In fact, he helped 10 of the wounded over more than two hours, as Jon Hill reports.

Sheffield Arena - police advice on security

South Yorkshire Police has given advice about security at today's event at Sheffield Arena. The force says officers will provide reassurance to those attending whilst the arena management have published information about searches and safety.

Bradford Muslim Women's Council say "show defiance in the face of divisiveness"

The Muslim Women's Council in Bradford has condemned the terror attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market. They say their "thoughts are with all those affected by another senseless act of violence."

West Yorkshire Police ask for calm in the region after London terror attack

Seven people were killed in the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market Credit: PA

The West Yorkshire Police Constable says she is assessing the overnight attacks in London for communities in our region. Dee Collins is urging people "to keep calm and support one other."

WYP Chief Constable first statement after London attack Credit: West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police's Chief Constable has condemned last night’s terrorist attack in London.

Seven people were killed and nearly 50 people injured, including a British Transport Police Officer.

The incident began shortly after 10pm when a white van drove at pedestrians crossing London Bridge, before making its way to Borough Market where the three suspects left the van and began to attack people with knives.

The three suspects were shot dead by armed police.


Mum jailed for over five years for trying to take family to 'join IS'

A mother from Bradford has been sentenced to five years and four months for trying to take her two children to Syria.

The woman who can not be named to protect the identity of her children was stopped by the authorities in Turkey after her husband alerted police here.

She had left home saying she was taking the children to a birthday party.

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Police brief teachers how to spot signs of radicalisation

Preventing young people from being groomed into terrorism - will become the responsibility of schools and colleges for the first time from next week.

The subject has become more prominent after a Yorkshire family left their home on a pilgrimage and then fled to Syria.

Today, the counter terrorism and extremism team from Humberside Police has been briefing teachers and lecturers about their new responsibilities, and how to spot the signs of those being radicalised.

Michael Billington was at one of the briefings this afternoon:

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