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Two more Newport arrests in Parsons Green terror probe

Police have made two additional arrests in Newport in relation to the Parsons Green terrorist attack.

A 48-year-old man and a 30-year-old man have been arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act after officers executed a warrant at a second address in Newport.

A 25-year-old man was arrested shortly after 7pm on Tuesday.

The arrests were carried out by officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, supported by colleagues from Gwent Police and the Welsh Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit.

Searches at the two addresses are ongoing.

This continues to be a fast-moving investigation. A significant amount of activity has taken place since the attack on Friday. We now have five men in custody and searches are continuing at four addresses. Detectives are carrying out extensive inquiries to determine the full facts behind the attack.

We anticipate that the searches will take some days to complete and may cause further disruption. However, it is important that we continue with these searches and I'd like to thank all those affected for their support, patience and cooperation.

– Commander Dean Haydon, head of the Met Counter Terrorism Command

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