Five people have been arrested over suspected British links to terrorists that attacked Paris and Brussels.

According to reports in the national press, four people were arrested in Birmingham and a fifth arrest was made at Gatwick airport.

All five were detained on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts.

Police said the arrests followed an investigation involving the Belgian and French authorities over suspected links to the attacks in Paris in November last year and Brussels.

Authorities have stressed there was no information to suggest an attack in the UK was being planned, according to The Guardian.