Record number of terror arrests in past year, figures show

PUBLISHED: 11:12 14 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:23 14 September 2017

Police at a block of flats in Kings Road in Barking in the wake of the terror attack on London Bridge and Borough Market

Police at a block of flats in Kings Road in Barking in the wake of the terror attack on London Bridge and Borough Market


A record number of people have been arrested for terrorism-related offences, the Home Office has announced.

Official figures show that there were 379 arrests in the UK between July last year and June this year.

The numbers take into account the arrests - including several in east London - that took place following terrorist attacks in London and Manchester.

There were 21 arrests made in connection with June’s London Bridge terror attack, which saw Khuram Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane, 30, both of Barking, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, believed to be of Ilford, kill eight people.

Many of these took place during raids in Barking, Ilford and East Ham in the days after the terror attack.

Security Minister Ben Wallace said: “The figures show the tireless efforts of the police, Security Service and Crown Prosecution Service during what was an unprecedented period of terrorist activity in the UK.”

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