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Teenager arrested in Cardiff for suspected terrorism offences

South Wales Police made the arrest on Wednesday afternoon

An 18-year-old man from Grangetown in Cardiff has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

South Wales Police say he has been arrested under the Section 5, Terrorism Act 2006 for assisting in the preparation of an act of terrorism.

Police said that today's arrest was not linked to any immediate threat to public safety.

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Cardiff man remanded on terrorism charges

Khuram Shazad Iqbal, 20, is accused of publishing inflammatory material. Credit: PA

A man accused of posting a string of terrorist publications on Facebook was remanded in custody at the Old Bailey today.

Khuram Shazad Iqbal, 20, also allegedly had ten copies of an Al Qaeda magazine on his home computer when arrested on October 8th.

It is alleged Iqbal, of Kings Road, Cardiff provided a service for others to obtain, read, listen or look at terrorist publications on a Facebook page.

Iqbal appeared in court via videolink wearing a white head cap and light coloured top with a long black beard and spectacles.

He is accused of publishing material to incite terrorism and possessing a record containing information useful to terrorism.

He spoke only to confirm his name during the 15 minute hearing. Mr Justice Sweeney adjourned the case until February next year for a plea and case management hearing.

Cardiff man who helped prepare terror has appeal dismissed

Omar Latif, now 29, went to meetings with the intention of helping others to prepare terror attacks. Credit: South Wales Police

A Cardiff man who admitted helping others to prepare for acts of terrorism has had an appeal against his sentence dismissed.

Omar Latif was jailed for 10 years and four months, with another five years on extended licence.

He was jailed in February 2012, alongside brothers Addul Miah and Gurukanth Desai, also from Cardiff, who plotted to bomb the London Stock Exchange.

They did not appeal their terms.

They were part of a group of nine, with others from London and Stoke, which met in Cardiff.

7/7 survivor wins fight to stay in UK

A man from Penarth who survived the 7/7 bombings in London, but then faced deportation from the UK due to a technicality over citizenship, has now, finally, won his right to stay. Professor John Tulloch says he's 'delighted' to now be granted British citizenship.

Professor John Tulloch after 7/7
Professor Tulloch's bloodied face became the defining image of the bombings on 7 July 2005 Credit: ITV News Wales

He was born to British parents in India before independence. This only conferred a lesser British nationality, and, when he got an Australian passport in the 1990s, he inadvertently voided his right to live in Britain.

Now, after his story was covered and provoked a public outcry, he has been granted British citizenship. 'It has been an absolute nightmare. I've been trying for so many years to get my British passport back', he said. He now hopes to get a British passport formally by Christmas.

Professor Tulloch
Professor Tulloch has been living in the Vale of Glamorgan for 13 years Credit: ITV News Wales

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Men suspected of funding terror released

No further action is being taken against four men arrested in south and mid Wales in February on suspicion of being in possession of funds for terrorist purposes.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command arrested a 34-year-old man and a 45-year-old man in Pontardawe, a 38-year-old man in Swansea and a 37-year-old in Ceredigion. All four have now been released from bail.

Man charged after Cardiff terror raid

A man from Cardiff is due to appear in court after a series of co-ordinated raids by the Metropolitan Police's counter-terrorism command.

Daud Ali, 40, is one of three men who have been charged with conspiracy following raids at four properties in Cardiff, Coventry and London on Tuesday.

Officers were investigating a network suspected of funding terrorism. All three were held under the terrorism act and questioned by detectives before being jointly charged with conspiracy for allegedly mislabelling parcels which were being exported out of the UK.

Daud Ali from the St Mellons area of the city was also charged under the identity documents act for allegedly possessing a fake Norwegian passport.

The three men are due to appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court later today.

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