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Man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after uranium found at Heathrow

Traces of the potentially lethal chemical element were found
within a cargo package on Dec 29. A businessman has been arrested on
suspicion of terrorism over an alleged attempt to import radioactive
uranium into the UK.

The British citizen was detained by counter-terrorism
police after the discovery of traces of uranium at Heathrow Airport just
after Christmas, in a consignment of scrap metal intended for an Iranian
registered business based in the UK.

He was questioned under section nine
of the Terrorism Act 2006, which created an offence “of making or
possessing a radioactive device or possessing radioactive material with the
intention of using it” in the commission or preparation of an act of
terrorism. The use of the section is incredibly rare.

Telegraph 15th Jan 2023

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/01/15/heathrow-airport-uranium-man-arrested-suspicion-terror-offences/

Man arrested on suspicion of terror offence after Heathrow uranium nuclear
scare.

Mirror 15th Jan 2023

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-man-arrested-suspicion-terror-28960671

January 16, 2023 - Posted by | secrets,lies and civil liberties, UK

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