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UK diplomat's son arrested in counter-terror raid: Reports

Published on Jan 29, 2014 10:09 PM

LONDON (AFP) - The son of a senior British diplomat has been arrested in raids by counter-terror police, according to press reports on Wednesday.

Several newspapers said the 19-year-old son of Nicholas Sutcliffe, a first secretary - typically the third rung below an ambassador and the deputy head of mission in an embassy - was one of two people arrested in the London raids at the weekend.

However, there were suggestions that officers could have raided the wrong address, the Daily Telegraph reported.

It quoted the teenager's grandmother as saying: "James has nothing to worry about. This is nothing to do with him.

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