Man arrested over torture allegations

Scotland Yard has confirmed the arrest of a 46-year-old man in East Sussex on suspicion of torture carried out during the civil war in Nepal.

Counter-terrorism officers held the man in St Leonards-on-Sea and he is being questioned at a police station in the county.

The unit is responsible for investigating alleged war crimes and human rights abuses, and the arrest relates to claims that acts of torture were committed in Nepal in 2005.