BREAKING: Counter terrorism police search Knaresborough house

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COUNTER terrorism officers are searching a house in Knaresborough.

Officers from the North Yorkshire and the North East Counter Terrorism Unit have this morning executed a warrant at a Knaresborough address under the Public Order Act.

This follows a series of nationwide raids at 7.45 this morning. Five men have been arrested on suspicion of publishing or distributing written material which may stir up racial hatred.

These include a 43-year-old man from North Tyneside, a 46-year-old man from County Durham, an 18-year-old man from Merseyside, a 21-year-old man from Barnsley and a 56-year-old man from Holloway, London.

They have been taken to local police stations for interviewing.

Police said searches have now begun at the addresses, together with searches at an address in Knaresborough and Leeds.