Two men arrested on suspicion of terrorism

Two men have been arrested at the Port of Dover in Kent on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

The men - aged 29 and 22 years who are both British citizens - were stopped by Kent police under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act yesterday (16 September 2013) and subsequently arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000. A quantity of ammunition has been seized.

The men, who arrived from Calais, have been taken to a London police station where they remain in custody.

An investigation has been launched by the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command. Search warrants have been executed at an address in East London and in connection with two vehicles.