Two men arrested on suspicion of terror offences released without charge

Two men from Dewsbury arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of terror offences, have been released without charge as police continue their investigation.

Police in Kirklees are continuing to work closely with their partners and communities to reassure local people and protect the public.

After extensive enquiries, officers are satisfied that there are no grounds to charge the men with terrorism offences.

Kirklees District Commander, Chief Superintendent Steve Cotter, said: “I’d like to thank local residents for their support and patience over the last few days, which have understandably caused some concern within our communities. Public safety remains our utmost priority and I want to offer my reassurance that we will continue to serve and protect the public of Kirklees.

As always, we would encourage people to come forward if they have concerns about suspicious activity. We work very closely with our colleagues at Counter Terrorism Policing North East and are committed to ensuring that any information we receive continues to be acted upon quickly and efficiently.

Kirklees District Commander, Chief Superintendent Steve Cotter,

Information can be shared with police in confidence on 0800 789321. In an emergency always dial 999. Reports can also be made online at