Bedfordshire man arrested on terror offence after ‘suspicious substances’ found

A man has been arrested by counter-terrorism officers after “a number of suspicious substances” were found at a property in Bedfordshire.

The 31-year-old man, from Bedfordshire, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of possession of articles for terrorist purposes and remains in custody, the Metropolitan police said.

He had previously been arrested on 6 May by Bedfordshire police on suspicion of causing explosions likely to endanger life and possession of class A drugs, but was bailed before being re-arrested.

On Tuesday, the force said an ordnance disposal team had carried out a “controlled explosion” at the site on Hyde Road, Caddington, last week.

The investigation was taken over by the Met’s counter-terrorism command on Monday after continued searches at the residential address, the Met said.

The force added that specialist officers were continuing to search the address and had found a number of items and substances which were being dealt with and removed safely.

There is not believed to be any risk to local people or the wider public.

Read more: The Guardian (UK)