Anti-Terrorism Arrests in Mossley
Tuesday 17th February 2015 @ 14:04 by james.dean

Police swooped on two Tameside addresses today in a counter terrorist move.
Two 16-year-olds were arrested by the North West Counter Terrorism Unit as officers descended on the addresses in Mossley..
The teenagers – a girl and boy – were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.
They remained in police custody for questioning.
Officers were carrying out searches at addresses on Hanover Street and Spring Mill Drive, Mossley, on Tuesday, saying the searches were expected to last some time.
Chief Superintendent Caroline Ball said: “I know news of an arrest made under terrorism legislation in this community will cause a certain amount of anxiety and people will understandably have questions.
“What I want to stress very clearly is that this investigation is in no way linked to any sort of international terrorist plot nor have we recovered any evidence to suggest the community of Mossley is at risk.
“This investigation has arisen as a result of information from law enforcement agencies so it is prudent we act on that information and carry out a thorough, professional investigation to determine the circumstances and details of the activity reported.
“Members of our community will see a lot of police activity at these addresses over the coming days but rather than cause anxiety I want people to be reassured that we have taken this precautionary action to ensure the safety of our residents.
“Again I would stress there is no current threat to either the Mossley community or wider and there is no reason to be unduly worried.
“If anyone is concerned, please approach one of local officers who will be happy to speak to you.”
Anyone with concerns about suspicious activity should contact local officers or the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789321.​