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Five held in racism raids

Five suspected far-right extremists were arrested by counter-terror detectives today after race-hate material was posted online.

They are being held after raids by the North-East Counter Terrorism Unit in North Tyneside, County Durham, Merseyside, Barnsley and London.

A spokeswoman for the unit said: "All five men have been arrested on suspicion of offences under the Public Order Act, publishing or distributing written material which may stir up racial hatred."