Tirsdag ettermiddag ble fire unge menn arrestert i ulike leiligheter i London under mistanke om brudd på terrorlovgivningen. Scotland Yard bekrefter at det dreier seg om radikale islamister som trolig har planlagt et anslag. Minst én av disse har tilbragt tid i Syria.
Four men have been arrested in London on suspicion of terror offences as part of an investigation into Islamist-related terrorism, police have said.
The men – two aged 21 and two aged 20 – were held by counter-terrorism police.
They were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism, Scotland Yard said.
Whitehall officials told the BBC the arrests «may have foiled the early stages of attack planning in the UK».
They said one individual had spent time in Syria. There was no word on alleged targets or how far advanced the alleged plot was.
Those arrested were taken to police stations in central London and remain in custody.
A number of residential addresses and vehicles are continuing to be searched by specialist officers in west and central London as part of the investigation.
Firearms officers assisted in one of the arrests but no shots were fired.
A 21-year-old who was Tasered by officers was not injured and did not require medical treatment, police said.
Dette er i ferd med å bli hverdagskost. I tillegg til disse fire – om man begrenser seg til Storbritannia og de to siste ukene – ble én terrormistenkt islamist pågrepet lørdag, ni stykker den 25. september, og ytterligere to stykker den 26. september. Altså 16 personer på 13 dager.