A 33-year-old man from Paulton near Bath has been arrested as part of an investigation by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing South East and South West.
The man was arrested yesterday, 20th August, on suspicion of S4 (1) Explosive Substances Act 1883 – Making or possessing an explosive substance in suspicious circumstances.
Today, 21st August, he was re-arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 by detectives from Counter Terrorism Policing South East and South West.
He remains in police custody at the time of writing.
As part of the ongoing investigation, searches are being carried out at a property in Paulton near Bath.
Officers carrying out the search are wearing protective suits due to the nature of the investigation and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team have also been called to the property as a precaution.
Chief Inspector Steve Kendall, the local area commander, said: “I would like to reassure the local community that the arrest was carried out by specialist officers from the Counter Terrorism Policing network.
“A 33-year-old man arrested remains in police custody and there is no wider threat to the public.
“I would like to thank the local community for their patience while officers carry out a search of the property and continue their investigation.
“We will have an increased policing presence in the local area and should anyone have any questions or concerns about this activity, I encourage them to speak to one of my officers or call 101 and ask to speak to the local neighbourhood team.”