Torquay Terrorism Act Arrests

Two men arrested earlier in the day in Torquay are being held under the Terrorism Act. It comes after properties in the Lymington Road area were evacuated and bomb disposal experts called to the scene.

Police extend their search to further properties

Police at Lymington Road in Torquay. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Police have extended their search to new properties in South Devon after two men were arrested under the Terrorism Act.

Homes were evacuated and bomb disposal experts called in yesterday afternoon after suspect items were reported in Lymington Road in Torquay.

An 18 and 20 year old man were initially detained on suspicion of committing criminal damage, but later rearrested under the Terrorism Act.

Police haven't said where the new searches are being carried out.

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Two arrested in Torquay under Terrorism Act

Two men arrested in Torquay earlier today [Thursday] are being held under the Terrorism Act.

It comes after properties in the Lymington Road area were evacuated and bomb disposal experts called to the scene.

The two arrested men were initially detained on suspicion of committing criminal damage, but later rearrested under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act – the preparation of a terrorist act.

The 20 year-old man and 18 year-old man, both from Torquay, remain in police custody.