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Two arrested for terrorism offences

UPDATE Wednesday 27 March: 

Both men have now been released under investigation.

Searches at addresses in Birmingham and Doncaster have been completed and the investigation remains on-going. 


Two men have been arrested today (Tuesday 26 March) on suspicion of terrorism offences.

The arrests took place in Birmingham and Doncaster by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit with the support of South Yorkshire Police.

A 36-year-old man from Birmingham and a 35-year-old man from Doncaster were both arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to distribute terrorist publications.

They are being questioned by West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit at a police station in the West Midlands.

The arrests were pre-planned and intelligence-led.

Searches at addresses in Birmingham and Doncaster are ongoing.

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