UK police arrest 5 men under the Terrorism Act

Police arrested five men in northern England on Tuesday in two separate investigations into alleged terrorist offenses, including the disappearance of a terror suspect, authorities said. One inquiry related to the alleged preparation of a terrorist attack and the other to allegations help was given to a suspected terrorist who fled house arrest, law enforcement officials said. Two men, aged 25 and 29, who were arrested in Halifax in West Yorkshire, and later arrived in London for questioning, the Metropolitan Police said. Both were arrested on suspicion of committing, preparing or instigating acts of terrorism, said a police spokeswoman who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with departmental policy.