Number of terrorism-related arrests in UK reaches record level

Rise partly due to arrests made after London and Manchester attacks, says Home Office

The number of terrorism-related arrests in Britain hit a record high after a series of attacks were launched around the country last year, official figures show.

In the year ending 31 March, 441 people were held on suspicion of terrorism-related activity, the highest number of arrests in a year since data collection started in 2001, and an increase of 17% on 378 in the previous year.

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