British police have arrested a man on suspicion of plotting terror attacks in a city in Northern England and continue searching some other buildings in the area to prevent possible terror attacks ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations.
The 21-year-old was arrested on Friday night in the city of Sheffield for “preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism,” a police spokesman said on Saturday. The man was not identified or charged.
Police were also searching two buildings for possible suspects on Saturday.
The latest arrest is the fifth since December 19, when police detained four suspects in the South Yorkshire city and nearby Chesterfield in Derbyshire.
Two of the men arrested have been charged with one count of engaging in the preparation of an act of terrorism. They are due to appear at a court London on January 19. Another also remains in custody, while a 41-year-old one in Sheffield was released on Saturday, according to police.