Five men arrested on Wednesday by counter-terrorism police in Yorkshire on suspicion of charity fraud offences have been bailed.
The arrests – two in Dewsbury, two in Halifax and a fifth in Sheffield – took place early on Wednesday morning as part of an inquiry into alleged fraud, involving a purported Syrian aid charity.
It is understood that the five, who were granted bail on Wednesday evening, will be due to report back to the North East Counter Terrorism Unit, which is leading the investigation, in early September.
A spokeswoman for Nectu said on Wednesday that the unit was trying to ascertain whether the organisation in question, which she could not name, was a genuine charity.
She said she was not aware of any connection to an operation by Kent Police, who are looking into alleged charity fraud with terrorist links.