Four arrested in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire on suspicion plotting terror
Four men have been arrested on suspicion plotting terror attacks.
Officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit detained the men at their home addresses in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, and Chesterfield, Derbyshire, on Tuesday morning.
They are being questioned at a police station in West Yorkshire, while three properties in Sheffield and another in Chesterfield are being searched.
Three aged 22, 36 and 41, were detained at different addresses in Sheffield, while a 31-year-old man was arrested in Chesterfield.
A police spokesman said: "The arrests were intelligence led and pre planned as part of an ongoing investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East."
He added: "We recognise that local people may have concerns as a result of this activity.
"We would ask people to remain alert but not alarmed and we are grateful for the assistance and understanding of people locally.
"Residents will be kept as informed as possible and we are grateful for their understanding, patience and support while these enquiries continue."