Terror arrests in UK rise 68 per cent

New Home Office data reveals that the number of people arrested for terrorism-linked offences rose 68 per cent in the 12 months to June.

The increase brought the number of arrests to 379, the highest number of arrests in a year since records began in 2001. Broken down, there were 23 arrests connected with the Manchester Arena bombing, 12 arrests associated with March’s Westminster attack, 21 arrests following the London bridge attack in June and one on relation to the Finsbury Park attack the same month.

From that, 123 of those arrested were charged, 105 of whom were charged with terrorism offences. Additionally, 189 were released without charge and the remainder either bailed pending further investigation or having faced alternative legal action.

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