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A new anti-terrorism video made by graduates of Derby College is being launched today ahead of its introduction into schools across the UK.
The video has been approved by the Home Office.
It focuses on a lonely 14-year-old girl who finds herself isolated at school and turns to social media. It depicts how she meets an older man online and is introduced to extremist views.
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Two people have been arrested in Birmingham today on suspicion of terrorism offences relating to Syria.
They were detained at an address in Sparkbrook by officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit around 7.30am this morning.
They are a 38-year-old man and 31-year-old woman who have been arrested on suspicion of preparation for Acts of Terrorism.
The arrests were pre-planned and intelligence-led and police have confirmed that there was no immediate threat to public safety.
A Birmingham man has been arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act concerning the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
The 27-year-old was arrested on Sunday afternoon following the discovery of suspicious items at his home on Naseby Road in Alum Rock, Birmingham. There was no immediate risk to the public.
Houses in the street were temporarily evacuated as a precautionary measure while experts from West Midlands Police, the fire service and army conducted safety checks on the items.
Birmingham police officers had been searching the address having arrested the man at around 1.40am on suspicion of going equipped and possession of an offensive weapon.
Detectives now have until Tuesday morning to question the man.
Anyone with information which may help should call police on 101or the national Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.
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West Midlands counter terror officers have charged five people with Syria-related terrorism offences. The two men and three women are all from Walsall. They will appear at Westminster Magistrates court tomorrow.
5 FROM WALSALL CHARGED WITH TERRORISM OFFENCES: 2 men & 3 women from Walsall have been charged with Syria-related terrorism offences.
The 5 will be @ W'minster Mags Crt 16/6/15 accused of charges inc preparing to travel to Syria to engage in terror &helping others to travel
Ayman Shaukat 27 of Pargetter St & Alex Nash 21 of Bentley Rd were arrested last Tues 9/6 along with Nash’s wife Yousma Jan 20 of Bentley Rd
The 2 women Lorna Moore 34 of Glebe St & Kerry Thomason 23 of an undisclosed address were detained in Feb & were on bail until 15/6
Yesterday, a 37 year old man from Sparkbrook, Birmingham, was arrested on suspicion of engaging in terrorism in Syria at Birmingham Airport.
He has now been released on conditional bail until 3 September whilst enquiries continue.
The man was arrested after arriving on a flight from Instanbul. The arrest was pre-planned, intelligence led and there was no risk to the public.
BREAKING: Two people have been arrested this evening on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism in the UK.
The pair – a man aged 24 and a woman aged 23 – were arrested in Reading and Wokingham respectively at 7.30pm.
West Mids counter terror officers made the arrests and say the pair didn't pose an imminent threat. More to follow: http://t.co/yEGgCahPtc
West Midlands Counter Terrorism officers have arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism in the UK. The pair, aged 24 and 23, were arrested in Reading and Wokingham at 7.30pm this evening.
Officers say the pair didn't pose an imminent threat to the public.
Dr Steve Hewitt, from the University of Birmingham, says there isn't much more the government can do to tackle terrorism.Read the full story ›