Six held in anti-terror raids in London, Burton and Derby

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Six people have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences in series of morning raids across the country, police said.

Four men from Derby aged 22, 27, 35 and 36, a 27-year-old man from Burton upon Trent and a 32-year-old woman from London have all been arrested on suspicion of engaging in the preparation of an act of terrorism. They remain in police custody.

Six properties in Derby, Burton and London are being searched as part of the three force-strong investigation.

It is being led by the North East counter terrorism unit supported by local officers from Derbyshire, Staffordshire and the Metropolitan Police.

Local officers will be patrolling the areas to speak to anyone with concerns, police said.