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Man and two teenagers arrested in 'right-wing extremism' terror raids

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 06/12/2018 Megan White

A man and two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences by police believed to be investigating a neo-Nazi group that posted an online threat against the Duke of Sussex.

A 17-year-old boy from London, an 18-year-old man from Portsmouth and a 21-year-old man from Bath were arrested on Thursday in an operation by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.

It is understood a neo-Nazi group named the Sonnenkrieg Division is included in this investigation.

One propaganda image shows a picture of Harry with a pistol pointed at his head and the words "see ya later race traitor", according to reports.

Police said the pre-planned arrests on Thursday were part of an ongoing investigation into "extreme right-wing activity".

They are searching four properties in Leeds, Bath, London and Portsmouth.

Two suspects were being questioned in London police stations, the other in Bath.

The oldest was arrested on suspicion of possessing material useful to someone preparing an act of terrorism and conspiracy to inspire racial or religious hatred.

The youngest was detained on suspicion of encouraging terrorism, disseminating terrorist publications and conspiracy to inspire religious or racist hatred.

The 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of encouraging terrorism and disseminating terrorist publications.

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