Record 315 terror arrests in year to September driven by rise in women and children detained

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Home Office figures show a record 315 terror suspects were arrested in the year to September. This is up a third on last year.

This was driven in part by a major increase in the number of women and children detained. The number of women arrested doubled from last year to 50, and the number of under-18s went up from eight to 15.

There was also a 31% increase in arrests for international-related terrorism.