A MAN from Oxfordshire arrested on suspicion of being involved with a banned neo-Nazi group has had his detention extended.

The 21-year-old, from Banbury, was arrested on Wednesday by West Midlands Police as part of a series of arrests across the country against the group National Action.

The force said the suspects, aged between 21 and 37, were detained under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act.

The male suspects include a 26-year-old from Cambridge, a 21-year-old from Banbury, Oxfordshire, a 28-year-old from Wolverhampton, a 26-year-old from Leicester and a 24-year-old from Stockport.

The warrants of further detention mean police can continue to question all five men until the afternoon of Tuesday, January 9.

A 37-year-old woman, from Banbury, who was arrested during the same operation, has been released today under investigation with strict conditions while enquiries continue. 

The six arrests were pre-planned and intelligence-led with no threat to the public's safety, the force said.

Far-right group National Action was founded in 2013 and is considered a terrorist organisation by the UK Government.

National Action was made a proscribed terrorist organisation in December 2016, the first extreme right-wing group to be outlawed in the UK.

Some of its members have already been jailed for crimes including sending offensive messages to MPs.

The arrests are the latest in a wave of raids on alleged National Action members since the group was banned.

Counter-terror police have detained dozens of people, including some on suspicion of plotting terror attacks, since the order formally came into effect.