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Anti-Terrorist police arrest 24 year old from High Wycombe

| December 17, 2014

Police Light - 2014-03-22

Officers from South East Counter Terrorism Unit (SECTU) working alongside colleagues from Thames Valley Police have arrested a man from High Wycombe on Wednesday 17th December 2014.

A 24 year old man was arrested on suspicion of arranging availability of property for the purposes of terrorism, contrary to section 17 Terrorism Act 2000.

The man, who was arrested in High Wycombe, is being questioned by officers from the SECTU at a police station in the Thames Valley area.

This arrest relates to an investigation by SECTU and officers would like to reassure residents that the police activity is in relation to conflicts overseas and is not linked to any immediate threat to local communities or anywhere else in the UK.

Local Police Area Commander for Wycombe, Supt Ed McLean, said: ‘I would like to reassure the community that this investigation should have very little impact on local residents. The arrest was pre-planned in relation to activities overseas and was not made in response to any immediate threat to public safety in High Wycombe.

If anyone from the local community has any concerns or information, they can contact police on the 101 number or the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321; all calls will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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