Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Three Arrests in Terror Scare; Suspects Seized at Airport over Plot

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Three Arrests in Terror Scare; Suspects Seized at Airport over Plot

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THREE men were arrested yesterday on suspicion of terror charges, two at Manchester Airport, Lancashire Police said.

The third man was arrested in the Accrington area and police were last night searching the men's homes in Blackburn.

The three suspects are of Asian origin, aged 21, 22 and 23, Locals said the searches had been carried out in the Whalley Road area of the town.

Resident Omar Hussain, who lives in Whalley Road, said: "I came in about 10.15pm and there were police officers outside.They handed me a leaflet saying there had been terror arrests.

"You can't believe it's actually happening on your street."

Accrington's Coun Doreen Pollitt was surprised to learn one of the men was arrested in the area.

She said: "The majority of our community here are Kashmiri. We have never had any problems, and have a very good relationship."

Bill Crawshaw, terminal duty manager at Manchester airport, said: "This has had no effect on the airport. …

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