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Man held following terror probe

A man has been arrested over alleged offences relating to the wearing or displaying of articles linked to terrorist groups.

The 38-year-old was taken into police custody on Friday following what was described as an "intelligence led, pre-planned operation" in the Newarthill area of North Lanarkshire.

He was detained under section 13 of the Terrorism Act 2000 which covers the wearing or displaying of uniforms and articles linked to terrorist groups.

The Act states: "A person in a public place commits an offence if he - (a) wears an item of clothing, or (b) wears, carries or displays an article, in such a way or in such circumstances as to arouse reasonable suspicion that he is a member or supporter of a proscribed organisation."

The man has been detained in custody and is due to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court later today.

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