Prescot Man Arrested on Terrorism Suspicions

By on Thursday, September 28, 2017

A man from Prescot was among five men arrested on suspicion of plotting terrorist acts earlier this week.

The 33-year-old, who has not been named, was taken into custody as part of raids on members of the neo-Nazi group National Action.

Four others, from Seaforth, Newton-le-Willows and Warrington, are also suspected of planning terrorist activity, while another six from across the country are being held for lesser terror-related offences.

National Action had planned a march in Liverpool in 2015, but it was called off due to opposition from anti-fascist groups. They were officially named as a terrorist group and banned by the government in December 2016.

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