A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offenses in Cardiff.
Two houses were searched by specialist anti-terror police who carried out a “pre-planned” operation to arrest a 33-year-old man in a street in the center of the capital.The man is being held on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts.
Police confirmed that the suspect has been taken to London for questioning.The operation was carried out by officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Terrorism Comman and the Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit.
A spokesman for Scotland Yard said:
“Officers from the MPS Counter Terrorism Command have this afternoon, Thursday, 22 September, arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 (TACT).The arrest, which took place in the street in Cardiff, was pre-planned and as a result of a pro-active investigation by the MPS Counter Terrorism Command supported by the Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit.Officers are at present searching two addresses in Cardiff.”
A spokesman for South Wales Police said the matter was being handled by specialist officers from the Metropolitan police unit.