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Six arrested by anti-terror police

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Image caption Police stand guard at an address in Portsmouth

Three men and three women from Portsmouth, Farnborough and Greenwich are being held in connection with a police anti-terrorism operation.

Thames Valley Police said the six, aged between 23 and 57, were arrested by the South East Counter Terrorism Unit.

They said the arrests were related to the conflict in Syria and were "not linked to any immediate threat to local communities".

On Monday, anti-terrorism police arrested three men in central London.

The men, aged 21, 24 and 25, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Tuesday's arrests involved two men, aged 26 and 23, from Portsmouth, a 23-year-old woman from Farnborough, and a 29-year-old woman from Greenwich, south-east London, who were all arrested on suspicion of commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism.

A 57-year-old man from Portsmouth was arrested for failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism, for engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts and arranging availability of money and property for use in terrorism.

A 48-year-old woman from Portsmouth was also arrested for failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism.