Oxford man arrested over funding for terrorists

TERROR police swooped on an Oxford address yesterday to arrest a man on suspicion of fundraising for terrorism.

The 23-year-old was arrested on suspicion of fundraising for the purposes of terrorism, contrary to Section 15 of The Terrorism Act 2000 and on suspicion of failing to disclose information in order to make a gain, contrary to Section 3 of the Fraud Act 2006.

The man, who was arrested at an address in Oxford yesterday morning, was last night being questioned by officers from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit at a police station in the Thames Valley area.

Police said the arrest related to the investigation of activity overseas and there was no perceived threat to the local community.

Local Police Area Commander Supt Christian Bunt said: “I would like to reassure the community that this investigation should have very little impact on local residents.

“The arrest was pre-planned and was not made in response to any immediate threat to public safety in Oxford.”

Police would not say where exactly in Oxford the man was arrested.

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