Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

UPDATE: Terror Arrest Man Released On Bail

terror - hayle
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

8:37am 5th November 2014
(Updated 8:37am 5th November 2014)

A man has been released on bail after being questioned on suspicion of terrorism in Hayle.

Police swooped on a restaurant in the town on Monday night.

The twenty-six year old was questioned on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism.

He has been bailed until February, "pending further enquiries."

Detectives say it's connected to conflicts overseas - and there's no threat to our safety in Cornwall.

West Cornwall Local Police Area Commander Supt Jim Pearce said: "I would like to reassure the community that this investigation should have very little impact on local residents. The arrest was pre-planned and was not made in response to any immediate threat to public safety in Hayle.
 
“Our officers will continue to maintain a presence in the area, offering reassurance to the local community.”

Police have revealed the man is from Bangladesh. They say the alleged offences are linked to Syria and they are investigating internet based activity.

Superintendent Jim Pearce told Pirate FM: "There will be very little impact on local residents. The arrest was pre-planned and was not made in response to any other immediate threat. Our officers will however continue to maintain a presence in the area and will offer re-assurance to anybody that needs it."

Pirate FM's Sarah Yeoman is in the town and said: "Police say this is in relation to conflicts overseas and are keen to point out there is no immediate threat to local communities - or anywhere else in the UK.

"There is a high presence in the seaside resort though to re-assure people. Two vans and about six bikes have just driven past me and there's another police van parked along the street."

Paul runs a business nearby. He told Pirate FM it is hard to believe it has happened: "We are almost groomed now to be more aware, even here. I suppose the old "It'll never happen to us" syndrome comes into play and then all of a sudden here it potentially is. And this is Cornwall. This is Hayle.

"Things like this don't happen in Cornwall do they? Everybody now probably has to be a little bit more aware than they used to be but still it's shocking to think that this could possibly happen in Cornwall. It's frightening to be honest... frightening."

If anyone from the local community has any concerns or information contact police on the 101 number or the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321; all calls will be treated with the strictest confidence.

8:37am 5th November 2014

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
crash fundraiser 1

WATCH: Cornwall man to get 'new voice' after crash

Appeal to help Nigel Bassett from Liskeard pays off

launceston murder

Launceston man jailed for murdering drinking buddy

Charlie MacDonald suffered "widespread injuries"

Most read
a30 camborne

'Police incident' shuts stretch of busy A30

It happened between Camborne and Hayle

gordon ramsay

PHOTOS: Gordon gets another pad in Cornwall

The celebrity chef already has two in Rock!

Top articles

Cornish couple's holiday cancelled at 'last-minute'

Cornwall News: Barbara cares for husband Bryan who has dementia

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Ryanair pilots reject £12,000 cash offer to work overtime

National News: A group of Ryanair pilots have rejected an offer of a £12,000 cash bonus from the company in exchange for agreeing to work on their days off over the coming months.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

First major Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition in UK

Showbiz News: He was the rock star painter who inspired rappers, filmmakers and street artists.

Mexico earthquake: Rescuers fight to save buried schoolgirl

World News: Rescuers are fighting to save a 12-year-old girl from the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City after spotting her wriggling fingers poking out from a pile of debris.

Sean O'Brien says Warren Gatland's coaching staff cost Lions a series win in New Zealand

Sports News: Ireland flanker Sean O'Brien has criticised the British & Irish Lions coaches, saying the 2017 squad should have won the drawn series with New Zealand.

Newer article

Council Finance Boss Resigns

Cornwall News: Alex Folkes is stepping down for personal reasons, just as council is poised to pass almost £200m of cuts

Older article

Repair Work Starts On Village - 9 Months After Storms

Cornwall News: Locals in Trevone say giant waves left them with only one road in and out of the village

Pirate Extra My Music Radio Escape LoveCornwall