Armed police arrest four men in London for Islamist terror
Counter-terrorism officers in collaboration with MI5 have arrested four young men overnight, prompting speculation they may have they stopped an attack planned for Remembrance Day.
Scotland Yard has said officers from its SO15 terrorism command held the suspects in west London and the Thames Valley overnight.
Police would not speculate on the alleged plot but it is reportedly linked to an Islamist terror plot aimed at UK targets.
With Remembrance Sunday just three days away, the arrests will raise fears of an attack on servicemen or people remembering Britain’s war dead.
One 27-year-old man was arrested by armed officers in the street, but no shots were fired, the Met said.
The remaining three men are aged 22, 19, and 25, and were held at a number of different addresses in London and the Home Counties.
The arrest made in the Thames Valley area was made in High Wycombe, in Buckinghamshire, it is understood.
The suspects were all arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
It was reported the allegations are linked to a UK plot – not travelling to Syria to join ISIS.
A spokesman: ‘They have all been taken to police stations in central London and remain in custody.
‘A number of residential addresses and vehicles are being searched by specialist officers in west London and Thames Valley as part of the investigation.
‘These arrests and searches are part of an ongoing investigation into Islamist related terrorism’.
Source: Daily Mail / Nov. 7, 2014