Two young men have been arrested in relation to terrorism offences as they attempted to leave the UK via the port of Dover of the south coast.
The men, aged 22 and 20, were arrested by Kent Police late on Sunday night at Dover Docks under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006, preparation of terrorism acts.
They remain in custody at this time. Police have claimed that the arrests are not linked to the Paris terror attack.
Deputy Superintendent Ian Hunter, Head of Investigations at the South East Counter Terrorism Unit said in a statement:
“I would firstly like to confirm these arrests are not linked to the Paris terrorist incidents and there is no immediate threat to the local community.
“These men were trying to leave the UK via Dover and were arrested following good work by Kent police officers at the Port.”