Man arrested in London for war crimes

Officers from the Met Police War Crimes Team have today, Thursday 27 August, 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 07.20hrs 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.

Officers are currently searching an address in south-east London.

Enquiries are ongoing.