Portsmouth arrest in right-wing terror police operation

POLICE have arrested a man in Portsmouth as part of a counter terrorism police investigation into right-wing terror.

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 10:55 am

The investigation saw a 40-year-old man from Hampshire arrested by police on Thursday.

He was questioned and released on conditional bail.

Counter-terrorism police arrested another man, Christopher Carey of Caperns Road, South Yorkshire, as part of the their investigation.

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A man from Hampshire has been arrested in Portsmouth in connection with right-wing terror offences. Picture: Habibur Rahman

A spokesman from Counter Terrorism Policing North East said: ‘The arrest was pre-planned and intelligence led.’

The 55-year-old has been charged with three offences relating to the dissemination of terrorist publications and one offence of the possession of class A drugs.

Carey will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court via video link today.

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Portsmouth district commander superintendent Clare Jenkins, of Hampshire Police, said: ‘We know that many people might be worried about this news, however we are working together closely with our colleagues in Counter Terrorism Policing to keep our communities safe.

‘If you think you have seen something suspicious that may be linked to terrorist activity have the confidence to share those concerns.

‘It may be unusual behaviour in a particular place or at a particular time of day, or online – don’t rely on others.’

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