Police search Portsmouth home after terror-related arrests

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SPECIALIST officers have searched a home linked to dead jihadi Ifthekar Jaman in Southsea after four people were arrested over terrorism related offences.

It comes as two men, aged 26 and 23 from Portsmouth, were arrested under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism.

A 57-year-old man from Portsmouth was arrested under Section 38(b) of the same act, on suspicion of failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism, Section 5 1(a) of the Terrorism Act 2006, engaged in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts, and Section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2000, arranging availability of money and property for use in terrorism.

A 48-year-old woman from Portsmouth was arrested under Section 38(b) of the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism.

Ifthekar’s parents Enu Miah, 57 and Hena Choudhury, 48, were living at the address, along with Ifthekar’s brothers Mustakim Jaman, 23, and Tuhin, 26.

Cordell Thompson, 19, was woken by a loud bang when police raided the home in Hudson Road, Somers Town, Portsmouth, at around 6.30am this morning.

Mr Thompson said: ‘I heard the police shouting and running towards the house.

‘They had police with torches in a skip.’

Officers also climbed on to the roof of a home next door.

Others are picking through recycling outside the house.

Officers from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit (SECTU), working with Hampshire Constabulary and Metropolitan Police Service, carried out a number of warrants across Hampshire and London this morning.