Man, 29, who ‘tried to stab lady to demise’ exterior leisure centre is re-arrested on terrorism offences

  • Man, 29, re-arrested after stabbing exterior Cheltenham leisure centre on Thurs
  • First arrested for tried homicide after which for terror offences final evening

A 29-year-old man has been re-arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a lady was stabbed exterior a leisure centre in Cheltenham , Gloucestershire Constabulary mentioned.

The girl has been taken to hospital with severe accidents after the incident at round 9.15pm on Thursday evening in Tommy Taylors Lane in Cheltenham.

She stays in hospital for therapy the place she stays in a ‘severe however secure situation’, police mentioned.

Police mentioned the person in custody was re-arrested final evening beneath the Terrorism Act after he had beforehand been arrested on suspicion of tried homicide instantly after the incident.

In the present day, a warrant of additional detention has been obtained by police, permitting officers to query him till Thursday March 16. 

Gloucestershire Constabulary mentioned in a press release: ‘The person has been arrested on suspicion of the fee, preparation or instigation of terrorism opposite to Part 41 of the Terrorism Act (2000), in addition to on suspicion of making ready acts of terrorism beneath Part 5 of the Terrorism Act (2006).’

The investigation is being led by Counter Terrorism Policing South East as a result of particular particulars of the incident. They are going to work alongside Counter Terrorism Police South West and officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary.

The drive’s Assistant Chief Constable mentioned he believed it was an ‘remoted incident’ and they’re ‘not conscious of any wider menace to members of the general public’.

He inspired the folks with details about the incident to contact police on 101.

ACC Richard Ocone of Gloucestershire Constabulary mentioned: ‘I want to reassure these dwelling domestically or visiting the county that we consider this was an remoted incident and we aren’t conscious of any wider menace to members of the general public.

‘We’re working carefully with our companions in Counter Terrorism Policing.

‘We respect that an incident of this nature could also be regarding and we’d encourage folks to contact us by way of 101 with any further info they might have concerning the incident.’