A man has been arrested for offences under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act following enquires which took place after he had been arrested for waving a knife around in the street.
Officers from Humberside Police were initially called to reports of a disturbance in Cheadle Close in Hull at around 10:00 hours on Saturday 13th June.
They received reports from members of the public that a man ‘was believed to have been in the street carrying a knife and shouting’.
Officers rushed to the scene, and a 31-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of an offensive weapon.
He was taken to a local police station for questioning.
As part of the officer’s enquiries, on Saturday evening, the male was further arrested for offences under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act.
On Sunday 14th June, police were granted an extension to the male’s detention of a further seven days to allow them to continue their investigation before a charging decision is made.
Counter Terrorism Policing North East are leading the investigation.
Chief Superintendent Scott Young from Humberside Police said:
“We appreciate that this may be a concerning time for the local community.
“We do believe this to be an isolated incident with no wider risk to the public.
“We would like to thank you for your support and patience at this time.
“Humberside Police constantly work to ensure our communities are safe from the evolving threat posed by terrorists but we can’t do it alone.
“Partner agencies and communities play a crucial role in defeating terrorists, and your support and vigilance is key.”
If you think you have seen something suspicious that may be linked to terrorist activity, then you can report it by visiting www.gov.uk/ACT or by telephoning 0800 789 321.
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