A MAN has been arrested at an airport on suspicion of "extreme right-wing" terrorism.

Counter Terrorism officers from the Metropolitan Police detained the UK national prior to boarding an outbound flight at London Stansted Airport on Friday.

A search of an address in Hastings was also carried out as part of the investigation, according to police.

The man was taken to a south London police station and later released on bail to return in late December.

Commander Richard Smith, from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said the arrest at the airport on suspicion of preparation of acts of terrorism was linked to a "suspected extreme right-wing" threat.

“Officers carry out proactive investigations and arrests day and night to keep people safe and our Counter Terrorism Police are among the best in the world.

“We continue to urge the public to be our extra eyes and ears, and remember that your action could stop a terrorist act or even save lives.”

He added there was not believed to be any imminent risk to the public.