Five men arrested in Luton on terrorism charges

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By Matt Blake

PUBLISHED: 05:06 EST, 24 April 2012 | UPDATED: 08:46 EST, 24 April 2012

Five men have been arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism, Scotland Yard said.

Anti-terror police swooped on a series of different addresses before dawn as part of a ‘pre-planned, intelligence-led’ operation.

The men, aged 21, 23, 24, 25 and 30, were all arrested at separate homes in Luton this morning and have been taken to a central London police station for questioning.

Bedfordshire Road: Anti-terror police swooped on a series of different addresses before dawn as part of a 'pre-planned, intelligence-led' operationBedfordshire Road: Anti-terror police swooped on a series of different addresses before dawn as part of a ‘pre-planned, intelligence-led’ operation

Searches under the Terrorism Act 2000 are taking place at all five of the addresses and inquiries are ongoing, Scotland Yard said.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism command said: ‘Officers from the counter-terrorism command have today, Tuesday April 24, arrested five men on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

 

‘All five were arrested at separate residential addresses in Luton. They have been taken to a central London police station where they remain in custody.

‘The arrests were a part of a pre-planned, intelligence-led operation.

Maidenhall Road: The men, aged 21, 23, 24, 25 and 30, were all arrested at separate homes in Luton this morning and have been taken to a central London police station for questioningMaidenhall Road: The men, aged 21, 23, 24, 25 and 30, were all arrested at separate homes in Luton this morning and have been taken to a central London police station for questioning
Cornel Close: Searches under the Terrorism Act 2000 are taking place at all five of the addresses and inquiries are ongoing, Scotland Yard saidCornel Close: Searches under the Terrorism Act 2000 are taking place at all five of the addresses and inquiries are ongoing, Scotland Yard said

‘Search warrants were also executed under the Terrorism Act 2000 at five residential addresses in Luton in connection with this inquiry and searches are ongoing.’

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