A THIRTY-year-old man from Wiltshire has been arrested under anti-terror laws as part of a national investigation into a neo-Nazi group.

The man, who was arrested with ten others from across the country, is believed to be linked to the National Action group, which was banned in the UK last year.

Being a member of the group and inviting people to support them is a criminal offence and can carry a sentence of up to ten years in prison. 

Six of the arrested men are from the North West of England, two are from the South Wales area and the last two are from the West Yorkshire area.

Detective chief superintendent Martin Snowden, head of the North East Counter Terrorism Unit, said: "Those who promote extreme right-wing views are looking to divide our communities and spread hatred. 

"This will not be tolerated and those who do some must be brought to justice."