Man arrested in terror probe

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A 19-year-old man has been arrested under the Terrorism Act in Bristol, police have said.

The man, who lives in Easton, was detained following further investigations in connection with 19-year-old Andrew Ibrahim, who was arrested in April under the Terrorism act.

Ibrahim, from Comb Paddock, Westbury-on-Trym, has since appeared in court accused of plotting to commit acts of terrorism.

Officers are conducting a forensic search of the man's address in Belle Vue Road, Easton.

A second property, in nearby Mivart Street, was also being searched on Monday.

A police spokesman said: "There is no need for any neighbouring homes to be evacuated and no suggestion of any danger to members of the public."

He added: "Because of today's arrest and the ongoing legal proceedings involving Mr Ibrahim, police are unable to discuss further details of this matter at this time."

No armed officers were involved in today's arrest, police said.

Avon and Somerset Police said officers had been "painstakingly scrutinising" thousands of days worth of CCTV footage secured since Ibrahim's arrest, as well as examining more than 2,000 exhibits and more than 2,500 documents.

Officers have informed key community leaders, stakeholders and partner agencies and organisations about this latest development, police said.