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UK terror police arrest 3 men over alleged neo-Nazi links

The UK s counter-terrorism officials on Thursday arrested three men on suspicion of terrorism offences linked with a far-right neo-Nazi group. Officers stormed the homes of a 17-year-old boy from London, a 21-year-old man from southwestern town of Bath and an 18-year-old man from Portsmouth early on Thursday morning as part of pre-planned raids by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit. The suspects are being interviewed by police as four properties in Bath, Leeds, London and Portsmouth continue to be searched. The arrests were pre-planned and part of an ongoing investigation into extreme right-wing activity, said a spokesperson for the North East Counter Terrorism Unit. The 21-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possessing material useful to someone preparing an act of terrorism and conspiracy to inspire racial or religious hatred. The 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of encouraging terrorism, dissemination of terrorist publications, and conspiracy to inspire racial or ...

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