A man from Cardiff has been arrested on terrorism charges

MI5 and the Metropolitan Police were involved in the operation

A 33-year-old man was arrested on terrorism charges on a street in Cardiff yesterday.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism command carried out the operation yesterday afternoon with the support of the Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit.

The location of the arrest is unconfirmed, however heavy police presence was reported in the Riverside area of the city.


The arrest was somewhere in the Riverside area

In a statement, the Met said: “The arrest, which took place in the street in Cardiff, was pre-planned and as a result of a pro-active investigation by the MPS Counter-Terrorism Command supported by the Wales Extremism and Counter-Terrorism Unit.”

The operation was a result of intelligence gathered by MI5, with the arrest carried out on the grounds of suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts.

This morning police confirmed the man remained in custody in a central London police station as officers continue to search two addresses in Cardiff.

It is the latest in several recent terror arrests in Cardiff, including three men jailed in February for helping a teenager to join ISIS.

It was reported two years ago that a former medical student from Cardiff University had joined ISIS.