Police are still questioning two men they arrested in Cheltenham on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack. Officers raided a garage in Buttermere Close on Friday and four controlled explosions were carried out the next day. Eli-Louise Wringe reports.
Two men are still being questioned by counter terrorism police following controlled explosions at the weekend in Cheltenham. Police presence remains high in the Buttermere Close area of the town. Our reporter @EliLouiseITV is there.
Police have beenmore time to continue questioning two men being detained on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism in the UK (contrary to the Terrorism Act 2000).
Officers from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit now have until Friday 18 May to charge, release 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.
Police in Cheltenham carried out a series of controlled explosions today after two men were arrested under the terrorism act. It follows a police investigation yesterday in Buttermere Close. More than 100 homes were evacuated: