Nail bomb leads to UK soldier

A British soldier was arrested under the UK Terrorism Act after a “suspicious device” was found at a house in Salford last week, reports the BBC.

Military police arrested the 19-year old soldier in Germany and brought him back to the United  Kingdom to be questioned. According to the BBC he was questioned about suspected links to right-wing extremism. The arrest was made after a raid carried out by the Greater Manchester Police last week, following a tip about images of abuse on a computer. A 20-year old man was arrested in connection with the raid, during which police found the suspected nail bomb.

Both men have been released on bail.

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About Øyvind Strømmen

Øyvind Strømmen is a Norwegian freelance journalist, author and managing editor of Hate Speech International. He has written extensively on the extreme right and other forms of extremism since 2007, and has published the Norwegian-language books Det mørke nettet (2011) and Den sorte tråden (2013), the first of which is also translated into Swedish, Finnish and French.
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