Two men rearrested on terrorism charges

100 residents in Buttermere Close, Cheltenham, have been evacuated from their homes.
100 residents in Buttermere Close, Cheltenham, have been evacuated from their homes. Credit: ITV News

Two men arrested in Cheltenham yesterday, have both been rearrested on suspicion of the commission, instigation or preparation of a terrorist act.

It follows an examination of the items found in a garage in Buttermere Close in the Hatherley area of Cheltenham.

The South East Counter Terrorism Unit has now taken over the investigation.

The 52-year-old man and 31-year-old-man are both from Cheltenham. They remain in police custody.

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Cheltenham terrorist arrests

Two men have been rearrested for terrorism offences after police found a suspect device in a garage in Buttermere Close. More than 100 homes have been evacuated and a police cordon remains in place.