Ealing Arrests in Anti-Terror Operation

2 men and woman from Ealing and 3 more being questioned

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Three people have been arrested in Ealing as part of an anti-terror operation across London.

It is understood the arrests relate to a possible plot involving Islamist extremists, with potential UK target

In total 6 people have been arrested including a 21-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, who were detained at separate addresses in Ealing. A 29-year-old man was arrested in an Ealing street. Exact locations haven't been released.

Three other men, aged 18, 24 and 26, were detained in Newham, east London, during the operation by armed police.

The 24-year-old man was tasered during his arrest but was not taken for hospital treatment.

Security sources are describing the arrests as "significant" Some - if not all - of those arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism are British nationals, the BBC says.

All six arrested have been taken to a police station in south-east London.

The arrests are not linked to the Olympics or Paralympics, police added.



July 5, 2012

July 5, 2012