Man remains in custody after Merseyside anti-terror raid

A restaurant taped off by police
Image caption A restaurant and flat in Prescot Road, Liverpool, were raided by officers

A 31-year-old man remains in custody following his arrest on Wednesday on suspicion of planning acts of terrorism.

Officers from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit and Merseyside Police seized items from five Merseyside addresses linked to the man.

Police said they had uncovered "no plan or threat of an imminent attack either at home or abroad".

They say the items seized will be subject to further investigation.

A restaurant and a flat in Prescot Road, Old Swan, Liverpool, and a general store in Holt Road, Kensington, Liverpool, were among the addresses raided.

Police were seen standing guard outside the site of Rockland House in View Road, Rainhill, St Helens, a former hotel now used as offices.

At the time of the raid on Wednesday, officers towed away a silver Audi car that was parked in Ennismore Road off Prescot Road.

Police said on Friday that the searches were now concluded.

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