POLICE have been given more time to question five people – including three from Keighley – who were arrested following a major counter-terrorism operation in the town on Saturday.

They were all held on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Counter Terrorism Policing North East says it been granted a warrant until Saturday (May 8) to continue questioning the five – two men aged 29 and 30 and a 28-year-old woman from Keighley, a 16-year-old boy from Swindon and a 28-year-old man from Anglesey.

The arrests form part of an ongoing investigation into right-wing terrorism.

Two addresses in Keighley were searched at the weekend in connection with the inquiry.

Following the discovery of potentially-suspicious material at one of the locations, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit was called to provide specialist advice and to arrange the safe removal of the items.

As a precautionary measure, a number of residents were evacuated whilst examinations were conducted.