Woolwich: Arrest follows Newsnight interview probe

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Another man has been arrested for suspected terrorism offences as part of an investigation into a friend of one of the suspected Woolwich killers, Scotland Yard said.

The 30-year-old was arrested at an address in east London yesterday morning on suspicion of dissemination of terrorist publications.

The man was taken to a police station in east London, where he remained in custody last night.

He was arrested in connection with an investigation into Abu Nusaybah, also known as Ibrahim Abdullah-Hassan, who was arrested and charged with terrorism offences after he gave an interview on the BBC’s Newsnight programme.

Nusaybah, who appeared in court on three terrorism charges, claimed that his friend Michael Adebolajo, the alleged murderer of soldier Lee Rigby, had been offered a job by MI5.

Police were yesterday searching a residential address and a vehicle as part of the investigation into the second arrest.

Nusaybah, of Carr Road, Walthamstow, east London, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court last week to face three charges, which relate to filmed recordings of lectures and written text.

He was remanded in custody by District Judge Howard Riddle is due to appear at the Old Bailey on 28 June.