A 31-year-old man remains in police custody in Liverpool on suspicion of terrorism offences Getty

Merseyside Police have found items related to a suspected terrorist after searching five addresses in Liverpool.

A 31-year-old man remains in police custody after he was arrested on Wednesday (February 11) on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Five addresses, including a takeaway, at View Road in Rainhill, St Helens and Prescot Road and Holt Road in Kensington, Liverpool, were searched in the wake of the arrest and police have now concluded the operations.

Officers from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit (NWCTU) and Merseyside Police seized items linked to the suspect that will now be subject to further investigation.

A police statement said: "The NWCTU would like to make it clear that the businesses searched were done solely due to connections with the man arrested.

"It remains the case that at this time, officers have uncovered no plan or threat of an imminent attack either at home or abroad."

Residents had been warned of a heightened police presence in the wake of the arrest.