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    According to Scotland Yard source, number of terror-related arrests made in the United Kingdom has reached record levels in the past 12 months.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The number of terror-related arrests made in the United Kingdom has reached record levels in the past 12 months, with 338 persons detained on suspicion of terrorist activities, a top Scotland Yard source said Thursday.

    "We are talking about an arrest a day… That is extraordinary," Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said, as quoted by the Evening Standard.

    The total figure for the past year marks a 33 percent increase on the 254 terrorism-related arrests recorded in the 12 months ending in April 2014.

    About half of the arrests in the past year were directly linked to the Syrian conflict.

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