Four men arrested in London on suspicion of terrorist plot

2017-05-17 22:46


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London - British police say they have arrested four young men in London on suspicion of plotting terrorist acts in the UK.

The Metropolitan Police said the men aged 18, 24, 25 and 27 were arrested on Wednesday at addresses in east London under the Terrorism Act on suspicion of "the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism".

The police force said the arrests are linked to activity in the UK, but has not revealed details of the alleged plot.

The force said officers were searching five homes and a business in east London as part of the investigation, which was led by counterterrorism police and the domestic intelligence agency, MI5.

British officials have set the threat level from international terrorism at "severe", indicating an attack is highly likely.

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