Man arrested in Lincoln on suspicion of terrorism offence

A 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a terrorism offence in Lincoln this morning.

Counter Terrorism Policing North West raided a property in the city in the early hours of Friday, February 23.

It was part of a pre-planned operation relating to an investigation in the north west.

Lincolnshire Police said in a statement: “It is not believed there is any threat to the local Lincolnshire Community at this time.”

The man arrested was suspected to have been a member of the banner group National Action.

He remains in police custody at the time of publishing and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Chief Superintendent Dominic Scally, Head of Counter Terrorism Policing for the North West, said: “Today’s arrest forms part of a wider operation into the activities of a proscribed organisation.

“The man remains in custody to be questioned by specialist officers and our investigation continues.

“Those involved in proscribed organisations have a detrimental effect on the communities others work so hard to build so it is essential people contact us with information so we can put a stop to those who support extremist ideologies.

“Any information that people have can be dealt with in the strictest of confidence by calling the police on 0800 789 321.”