UK police have detained two men for terrorism offences as they tried to leave the country, but said the arrests were not linked to attacks in Paris.

 

Police said the men, aged 22 and 20, were arrested early on Sunday at the ferry terminal in Dover.

 

“I would firstly like to confirm these arrests are not linked to the Paris terrorist incidents and there is no immediate threat to the local community,” said Ian Hunter, head of investigations of the South East Counter Terrorism Unit.

 

“These men were trying to leave the UK via Dover and were arrested following good work by Kent police officers at the port.”