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Anti-terrorism video produced by Derby College graduates to be used in schools

The film tells the story of a lonely teenager at school Credit: Tero Sivula/STT-Lehtikuva/Press Association Images

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.


Two arrested in Birmingham over Syria terror offences

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.

Birmingham man arrested in counter-terror investigation

A Birmingham man has been arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act concerning the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

CTU are now questioning the man. Credit: West Midlands Police

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.


Two people arrested suspected of terrorism offences

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.

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