Warrant extended to question Sheffield terror suspect linked to ISIS

A property in Heeley Green today October 21 2015 where police have arrested a male under the Terrorism Act. Arrests have also been made in the Shiregreen area of Sheffield as well as Batley in West Yorkshire.
A property in Heeley Green today October 21 2015 where police have arrested a male under the Terrorism Act. Arrests have also been made in the Shiregreen area of Sheffield as well as Batley in West Yorkshire.
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Terrorism officers have been granted an extra seven-day warrant for continued questioning of a terror suspect linked to ISIS.

A 40-year-old man was arrested in a dramatic dawn raid at a property in Heeley Green on Wednesday morning.

The North East Counter Terrorism Unit (NE CTU) have been given the extension by the court, giving police until Wednesday, October 28 to charge, release or apply for an additional extension.

The 40-year-old and a 36-year-old man from Shiregreen were both arrested on suspicion of preparing to commit an act of terrorism - understood to be a plot to join a terrorist organisation in Syria.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “South Yorkshire Police continues to work closely with NE CTU and no further updates are expected this evening.

“The investigation is related to the ongoing conflict in Syria.

“If you have any concerns, then please contact local police via 101.

“If you suspect that there may be suspicious activity in your area, or are concerned about someone’s behaviour, then contact the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 and a specialist officer will assist you.”