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BREAKING NEWS: Man arrested in London on suspicion of 'war crimes'

OFFICERS from the Met Police War Crimes Team have today (Thursday August 27) arrested a man on suspicion of war crimes, contrary to section 51 of the International Criminal Court Act 2001.

Detectives arrested the 45-year-old man in south east London at approximately 7.20am this morning.

He has been taken into custody at a central London police station.

The arrest follows an allegation of offences relating to the first and second Liberian Civil Wars, between 1989 and 2003, in West Africa.

A Met Police spokesman said: "Officers are currently searching an address in south-east London. Enquiries are ongoing."

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