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Police given more time to question 'terror suspects'

Police have been given more time to question five terror suspects, three of them arrested in Dover.

Two of the men, aged 33 and 43, were arrested in Dover at 11.30pm on Sunday by Scotland Yard anti-terror officers with armed support officers and Kent Police, while a 28-year-old man was arrested at the same port on Monday morning.

Under the same operation, two men, aged 24 and 40, were arrested on Monday in east London. All five are being held on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Police are also carrying out searches at two addresses in North Wales as part of the investigation.

Three suspected terrorists stopped in Dover

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command have arrested five men on suspicion of commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Officers from the MPS Counter Terrorism Command, supported by officers from Kent police and the MPS Specialist Firearms Command stopped a vehicle going outbound at Dover port at 23:30hrs on Sunday 30th November.

A 33-year-old man and a 43-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the Commission, Preparation or Instigation of acts of Terrorism. A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of people trafficking offences.

A further 12 men and one woman, who were stopped in the same vehicle, were arrested on suspicion of immigration offences by Immigration Enforcement officers.

Today, Monday 1st December, a 24 year-old man and a 40-year-old man were arrested in east London on suspicion of being concerned in the Commission, Preparation or Instigation of acts of Terrorism.

At approximately 08:30hrs today a 28-year-old man was arrested at Dover port on suspicion of being concerned in the Commission, Preparation or Instigation of acts of Terrorism.

All been taken to a central London police station where they remain in custody.

Four addresses in east London and one in south London are being searched today as part of the investigation.

This operation is not in response to any immediate threat.

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Southampton man charged with terrorism offence

A 36-year-old man from Southampton has been charged with an offence under the Terrorism Act, following a joint investigation by Hampshire Constabulary and the South East Counter Terrorism Unit.

Mark Colborne, of Butts Road, Sholing, was charged on Monday night with engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts contrary to section 5(1) of the Terrorism Act 2006He was remanded in custody to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court today.

This charge follows an arrest and search at an address in Butts Road on June 3 this year._ It is not part of a wider investigation and there is no threat to the local community.

Hampshire man charged with terrorism offence

A 30-year-old Hampshire man has been charged with an offence under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act relating to the preparation of terrorist acts. Mashudur Rahman Choudhury was arrested at Gatwick Airport last Saturday.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this morning. Chief Inspector Inspector Beth Pirie, from Hampshire Police, said: 'I’d like to reassure the community in Hampshire that the charge relates to activity overseas and there is no perceived threat to the local community.'

Mother from Aylesbury thought to be in terrorist group

Could a shy, mother of three be a leading figure in the al-Shabaab group, responsible for the Kenyan mall siege? Samantha Lewthwaite, from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, is believed to have been one of the terrorists who attacked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, killing at least 62 people.

The 29-year-old converted to Islam before marrying local man Germaine Lindsay. She was widowed in 2005 as her husband was one of the 7/7 suicide bombers. The question is though, where is she now? Divya Kohli reports.

Man arrested on suspicion of 'funding for terrorism'

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of fundraising for the purposes of terrorism. The man, who was detained at an address in Oxford this morning, is being questioned by officers from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit.

Police say the arrest relates to the investigation of activity overseas and there is no perceived threat to the local community. The man is being at a police station in the Thames Valley Area.

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Remembering those who died in the Bali bomb

The nightclub destroyed in the explosion in Bali - October 13th 2002 Credit: PA

It's 10 years since a terrorist bomb exploded in Bali, killing 202 people.

Among the dead were Christopher Kays, from Reading, Douglas Warner from Dorset and Paul Husset from Hawkinge in Kent.

Relatives are calling for renewed efforts for a final suspect to stand trial as they prepare to mark the anniversary of the tragedy.

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