Royal Marine Arrested on Terrorism Charges 

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25/08/2016 from the UK

  • A Royal Marine was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the preparation for acts of terrorism under section 5 of the Terrorism Act.
  • Scotland Yard say the suspect was held as part of an intelligence-led investigation into Northern Ireland-related terror.
  • The 30 year old who is originally from Northern Ireland and serves with 40 Commando, was detained at an address in Somerset mid-day Wednesday.


Royal Marine arrested on suspicion of terrorism


25/08/2016 from the UK


  • Ciaran Maxwell, 30, originally from Larne, Co Antrim.
  • He is reported to be a serving member of the British Armed Forces
  • He is believed to live at the address in Exminster, Devon, with his partner and a young child.
  • The arrest could be linked to two suspected dissident republican arsenals uncovered in forest parks in Northern Ireland earlier this year.