Two men have been arrested in Luton on suspicion of supporting a banned organisation.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command have today (16 December) arrested them in the Bedfordshire town under the Terrorism Act.
The men - aged 37 and 61 - have been taken to a Bedfordshire police station where they remain in custody.
The arrests have been made under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (Pace) and are in relation to suspicion of supporting a proscribed organisation.
There are 63 international terrorist organisations proscribed under the Terrorism Act 2000 and 14 organisations in Northern Ireland that were proscribed under previous legislation.
Outlawed groups include al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis).
Penalties for proscription offences include a maximum of 10 years in prison and/or a fine and the maximum penalty for wearing suspicious clothing or carrying or display articles associated with a banned group is six months in prison and/or a fine not exceeding £5,000.