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Man in Birmingham terror arrest

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Police said computer equipment had been seized as part of their inquiry

A 30-year-old man has been arrested in Birmingham under the Terrorism Act, according to West Midlands police.

The man, from Sparkhill, was arrested on suspicion of possessing material likely to be of use to a terrorist and of distributing terrorist publications.

The man's home and one other residential property in the city's Kings Heath area are being searched.

Det Supt Kenny Bell, of West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit, said the arrest was part of an "ongoing inquiry".

He said: "The operation was carried out by unarmed officers in a way intended to cause the minimum amount of disruption for those in the immediate vicinity."

Officers have seized computer equipment as part of their investigation.

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