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Man Arrested by Anti-Terror Police

Swansea man questioned over right wing links

A Swansea man's been arrested by officers form the Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit.

The 48-year-old has been questioned following an ongoing investigation into offences that are suspected to be linked to an extreme right wing ideology.

He was taken to the Queens Road Station in Bridgend and has since been released on bail pending further investigations.

South Wales Police have told us at no point were any members of the public at risk.

Detective Superintendent Lee Porter said: “Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit works closely with the public and our partners to investigate all extremist ideology within our strong and vibrant communities.

“We will not tolerate hate crime and will take robust action to fully investigate all reports. While the numbers across Wales are few, we are committed to ensuring that those who show support for proscribed or extreme-thinking organisations and spread hate in our communities are pursued and investigated.

“People who witness or are the victim of hate crime are encouraged to report the incident to the police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Anti-Terrorism hotline on 0800 789 321.

The public can also anonymously refer terrorist internet-based content to the Counter Terrorist Internet Referral Unit at http://www.direct.gov.uk/reportingonlineterrorism

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