Two Dewsbury men released without charge after terror raids

Two Dewsbury men released without charge after terror raids

TWO Dewsbury men arrested after pre-planned police raids have been released without charge. 

The men, aged 52 and 21, were arrested early last Tuesday morning after armed police swooped on Headfield Road.

People across Dewsbury reported being woken by what were described as “explosions” as counter terrorism police entered a bungalow at 149 Headfield Road, and a detached property at 237 Headfield Road, opposite the junction with Ashfield.

The two men were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

They were released without charge on Saturday evening but police say the investigation is ongoing.

A spokesman said: "We would like to reassure the public that public safety remains our priority at all times. Extensive enquiries have satisfied the investigation that there are no grounds to charge the men with terrorism offences."

Kirklees District Commander Chief Superintendent Steve Cotter said: “I’d like to thank local residents for their support and patience over the last few days, which have understandably caused some concern within our communities. Public safety remains our utmost priority and I want to offer my reassurance that we will continue to serve and protect the public of Kirklees.

“As always, we would encourage people to come forward if they have concerns about suspicious activity. We work very closely with our colleagues at Counter Terrorism Policing North East and are committed to ensuring that any information we receive continues to be acted upon quickly and efficiently.”

Information can be shared with police in confidence on 0800 789321. Reports can also be made online at

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