Six suspected members of banned neo-Nazi group National Action arrested on terrorism charges

Police intervene in Liverpool to protect members of National Action during a demonstration in 2015 (PA Images)

Six suspected members of the banned neo-Nazi organisation National Action have been arrested, West Midlands Police said today.

The five men and one woman were arrested this morning and are being held at at a police station in the West Midlands.

The men: a 26-year-old from Cambridge, a 21-year-old from Banbury, Oxfordshire, a 28-year-old from Wolverhampton, a 26-year-old from Leicester and a 24-year-old from Stockport, and a 37-year-old woman also from Banbury, have been arrested on suspicion of being members of a banned organisation.

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The arrests were intelligence-led, and there was no threat to public safety, police said.

Officers are now carrying out searches at several properties in connection with the arrests.

Today’s action was the latest in a wave of arrests of alleged National Action members since the group was banned by the Government.

National Action was a notorious neo-Nazi group operating in the UK in 2016, and was outlawed by the government as a terrorist organisation at the end of the same year.

It was the first far-right group to be banned in Britain since WWII. Its membership is currently thought to be fewer than 100 people.