UK police arrest London man suspected of terror offenses

Story highlights

  • Police: 32-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of being a member or supporter of ISIS
  • He's also accused of collecting information useful to somebody planning an act of terrorism

London (CNN)A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offenses, London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement Saturday.

The suspect was detained in Newham, East London, by counterterrorism officers and is being held at a south London police station.
    He was arrested on suspicion of collecting information which may be useful to somebody who commits or prepares acts of terrorism, of being a member or supporter of ISIS, and of encouraging terrorism.
    The arrest is the latest in a series by UK police investigating suspected terror-related activities.
    Two women, age 23 and 33, were arrested near Birmingham on Wednesday on suspicion of of Syria-linked terrorism offenses.
    The United Kingdom last summer raised its terror threat level to severe, the second-highest level.