The arrest, announced by the North West Counter Terrorism Unit, were made under the Terrorism Act police said today (May 3).

Cops reported that at 4.32pm on Monday (May 2), officers from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary carried out a ‘stop check’ on a vehicle close to the Sellafield nuclear power station in West Cumbria.

As a result of the search officers from the Cumbria Constabulary arrested five men from all from London and all aged in their 20s.

A spokesman said: “They were taken to police custody in Carlisle overnight and are being transported to Manchester this morning (May 3).”

Police officers closed roads around Sellafield for a short time following the arrests.

Luke Walsh

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