Armed cops arrest Afghan special forces commando at Manchester hotel after fleeing Kabul on evacuation flight
AN AFGHAN special forces commando has been arrested by armed cops at a Manchester hotel.
The suspect – who has not been named – fled Kabul on an evacuation flight and was self isolating in the city.
Sky News understands that the raid was pre-dawn and took place around August 31 or September 1.
The Ministry of Defence have been approached for comment.
Greater Manchester Police dubbed the arrest a “Home Office investigation”.
A department spokesperson said: “We do not comment on individual cases.”
Cops can keep a suspect in custody with no charge for 96 hours if they are suspected of committing a serious crime.
This number increases to 14 days if the arrest is under terrorism legislation