COUNTER-terrorism police have moved to re-assure people after arrests were made in Keighley over the weekend.

Officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East arrested five people on Saturday on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Those arrested included two men aged 29 and 30 and a 28-year-old woman from Keighley, as well as 16-year-old boy from Swindon and a man, 28, from Anglesey.

Police were granted a warrant of further detention to continue questioning the suspects, meaning detectives have until Saturday, May 8, to detain and question them.

In an update this evening, they said: "We recognise that local people may have concerns as a result of the police activity in Keighley over the weekend.

"The arrests were pre-planned and intelligence led and there is not believed to be any immediate risk to the local community.

"The arrests form part of an ongoing investigation led by Counter Terrorism Policing North East into right wing terrorism.

"We are grateful for the continued understanding, patience and support of local residents while these enquiries continue."

They added: "We do not confirm the names or details of individuals arrested unless they are charged.

"This is an ongoing investigation. Speculation of any kind is unhelpful and could have a negative impact on the investigation and any future prosecution(s).

"We respectfully ask people not to comment or speculate about the arrested subjects or the investigation on social media or other platforms.

"If you have any concerns, please speak to your local Neighbourhood Policing Team in the first instance.

"Every year thousands of reports from the public help police tackle the terrorist threat. If you see or hear something that doesn’t seem right, trust your instincts and ACT by reporting to police in confidence at

"Reporting won’t ruin lives, but it could save them. Action Counters Terrorism. Remember, in an emergency, always dial 999."