Man arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of terrorism offences

A man has been arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of terrorism offences.

Police arrested a man from an address in Birmingham this morning. Photo: @snappersk
Police arrested a man from an address in Birmingham this morning. Photo: @snappersk

The 21-year-old was detained just after 7am on Thursday by West Midlands Counter Terrorism detectives.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "He will be interviewed at a police station in the West Midlands on suspicion of possessing terrorism material.

"The arrest was intelligence-led and there was no immediate threat to the public."

It comes as West Midlands Police posted on their social media accounts only 12 hours earlier about communities being prepared for terrorist attacks at colleges and universities. They said there was "no specific intelligence to say colleges and universities but it is important that all communities are prepared".

The advice suggests running to a safe place, hiding and telling the police when it is safe to do so.

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