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Friday, August 26, 2016

Bomb Disposal Teams in Birmingham City Centre After Terror Arrests


Police and bomb disposal crews in Bath Row, Birmingham after five arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences
Crews sent to site off Bath Row as 'precautionary measure' after five held on suspicion of terrorism offences  @benchambers1990

Bomb disposal teams have been called into Birmingham city centre this afternoon as five men were arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

West Midlands Police said an Army Bomb Disposal Team had been called in to the Lee Bank area of Birmingham as a “precautionary measure” at around 3pm on Friday as a result of one of the arrests.

Police arrested two men aged 18 and 24 from their home addresses in Birmingham while another, aged 28, was held elsewhere in the city.

A further two men, aged 32 and 37, were arrested in Stoke. All five were held on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Birmingham man jailed for breaching terrorism order

In a separate case earlier today, a Birmingham man was jailed for 20 months after breaching a terrorism order.

Ishaaq Hussain admitted breaching his licence conditions after failing to tell police of onward travel on three separate occasions.

The 24-year-old, from Chetwynd Road in Washwood Heath, was released from prison on an order made under Part 4 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2011 after he pleaded guilty to terrorism offences in 2012.

He was arrested in April at Gatwick Airport and today he pleaded guilty to the breach and has been sentenced at the Old Bailey to 20 months in prison.

Ishaaq Hussain
Ishaaq Hussain