Armed forces member arrested over NI-related terrorism

A serving member of the British armed forces is arrested in England in connection with Northern Ireland related terrorism.

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Police granted further week to hold marine in terrorism probe

Ciaran Maxwell, pictured, can be questioned for a further week by Metropolitan Police.

Scotland Yard has been granted a further seven days to question a royal marine from Northern Ireland over suspected terrorism offences.

The request to continue to detain Ciaran Maxwell has been approved at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

It means the 30-year-old from Larne can now be held until Wednesday 7 September.

Maxwell was arrested in a pre-planned swoop in Somerset last Wednesday, and on Friday police were granted an extra five days' questioning time.

The serviceman is being detained on suspicion of preparation for acts of terrorism linked to two dissident republican arms dumps found near Larne earlier this year.

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