A man arrested on suspicion of plotting a terror attack has been released.

Police arrested a 27-year-old man in east London on Tuesday, November 12 on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Under section 41 of the Terrorism Act (TACT) 2000, suspects can be held for 48 hours without charge and extended to seven days if a judge grants a warrant for further detention.

The Met Police were granted a seven-day extension at Westminster Magistrates’ Court which ran out yesterday.

The man has now been released with “no further action”, Scotland Yard said.

A 21-year-old man was also arrested on November 12 at a separate east London residential address on suspicion of encouragement of terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications.

On Friday, November 15, he was bailed to return on a date in mid-December.

Police say they have completed searches at two residential addresses and a commercial premise in east London as part of the investigation.

Enquiries are ongoing.