Anti-terror legislation

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BreakingPolice get more time to question terrorism suspect

Police have been granted more time to question a man arrested on suspicion of being involved in terrorism.

The 33-year-old was taken into custody following an operation in the Arthur's Hill area of Newcastle yesterday.

He was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism and taken to a police station in West Yorkshire to be questioned.

The North East Counter Terrorism Unit said the operation was "intelligence led and pre-planned".

Today a court gave them an extension to question him until Tuesday 18 December.

Searches are continuing at the address in Philip Street.

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