UK: Terror arrests reach record level, says Metropolitan Police

Terror-related arrests in England, Wales and Scotland reached record levels last year, when 338 people were held, Scotland Yard has said.

More than half of those arrests were related to Syria, Met Police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said.

Police said more than 700 potential terror suspects are now thought to have travelled to Syria.

About half of those people – said to be of “significant concern” – are believed to have since returned to the UK.

The total number of terror-related arrests was up from 254 in 2013/14 – an increase of about a third.

Of the latest arrests, 56 related to suspects under the age 20 – a figure that police say represents “an emerging trend”.

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    Just deport them with one way airplane ticket.

    • I agree, they should just send them on their way.

    • WalterBannon

      .. from 30000 feet with no parachute.

  • WalterBannon

    “an emerging trend”

    Yes.They are all moderate muslims

  • Brett_McS

    I can foresee a time where all nations take the Chinese route in their handling of the Muslim Menace.

  • bob e

    the current solution is to import more scuzzlims & have gov’t
    funds available & mosques that they can slide right into ..with
    the protection of religious freedom so dear in the western world ..
    can’t see anything wrong with this thinking ..

  • Petey

    It’s simple. Round every Muslim up put them into a detention camp until they can be repatriated. Do it within a strict timeline. Two years and that’s it. They’re all gone.

    It’s our country. It’s ours to save it.

  • Hard Little Machine

    That means the cops will soon throw up its hands and stop worrying about it.