A man has been arrested in Cornwall under the Terrorism Act in relation to the ongoing conflict in Syria.

A 26-year-old man was arrested in Hayle on Monday night on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism, contrary to section five of the Terrorism Act.

Officers from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit (Sectu) were also involved in executing the warrant.

West Cornwall Local Police Area Commander Supt Jim Pearce said:

“I would like to reassure the community that this investigation should have very little impact on local residents. The arrest was pre-planned and was not made in response to any immediate threat to public safety in Hayle.

“Our officers will continue to maintain a presence in the area, offering reassurance to the local community.”

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