Sunday, June 9, 2013

Scotland: "A man" has been arrested on terror charges in Aberdeen after downloading radical Islamist material

(The Sun) A MAN has been arrested on terror charges over claims he downloaded radical Islamist material.

The 27-year-old was nabbed on Thursday following a swoop on a property in Aberdeen.

Yesterday he was being held at the high-security Govan Police Station in Glasgow. He is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court tomorrow.

Officers from the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit searched an address in Aberdeen on Thursday afternoon.

The man, understood to be a UK national, was later detained and charged under the Terrorism Act.

The arrest comes just weeks after soldier Lee Rigby was slaughtered in a street in Woolwich, London, by two suspected fundamentalists.

But it’s not thought the Aberdeen swoop is connected with any other ongoing investigation.

And there is no suggestion the man arrested is linked to any wider terrorist cell.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Following the arrest of a 27-year-old man in Aberdeen on Thursday, he has now been charged with an offence under the Terrorism Act 2000.”

Drummer Lee, 25, from Middleton, Greater Manchester, of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was killed last month after being attacked outside his barracks.

Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, are accused of Lee’s murder.

They are due to appear at the Old Bailey on June 28.