A 34-year-old man arrested in Accrington on suspicion of terrorism offences has been released without charge, police have confirmed.

Early morning raids were carried out in Accrington and Burnley on Thursday, resulting in two men being arrested on suspicion of terrorism-related offences.

Officers were given extra time to question the man from Accrington but he has now been released.

The other man, a 33-year-old arrested in Burnley on suspicion of the dissemination of terrorist publications, was released under investigation at the end of last week.

A police spokesman said: " A 34-year-old man arrested under section 40 (1) (b) of the Terrorism Act 2000 in Lancashire on Thursday, July 18, by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North West has been released without charge."

Following the raids, Supt Stasia Osiowy said: “I recognise that events like this can cause people to worry and impact on wider public confidence. I want to reassure people that our information and intelligence lead us to believe that there is no immediate threat to local people. We will continue to engage with our local communities."