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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.

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Police given extra time to question terror suspects

Police erected a 200 metre cordon around a property in Cheltenham following the discovering of a suspect device. Credit: ITV News

Police in Cheltenham have been given more time to continue questioning two men being detained on suspicion of the terrorist offences following the discovery of a suspicious device in a garage.

Officers from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit now have until Friday 18 May to charge, or release the men, or apply for an additional extension.

The men, both from Cheltenham and aged 52 and 31, were arrested on Friday following the examination of items found in a garage on Buttermere Close in Cheltenham.

For more on this story go to ITV West

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