Police arrest six in London raids over connection to possible Islamist extremists terror plot
SIX people have been arrested over a possible terror plot involving Islamist extremists with potential targets in the UK, it is understood. The threat was not thought to be imminent, but the arrests were part of a pre-planned intelligence-led operation by the Metropolitan Police counter-terror command along with armed officers.
Five men and a woman were arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism and are being held at a south-east London police station, police said.
A 24-year-old man was Tasered during his arrest in east London, but did not require hospital treatment, the force spokesman added. (...)