Britain arrests 4 men on suspicion of terror offences

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Four men were arrested in a British town on Wednesday on suspicion of committing terrorism offences, local police confirmed.

Metropolitan Police on Wednesday said the arrests were carried out in a joint operation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) and the Eastern Counter Terrorism and Intelligence Unit (ECTIU) in Luton town, 50 km northwest of London, Xinhua reported.

Those arrested were all in their 30s and were detained on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism. They have been kept in custody at a London police station, police said.

Seven separate addresses in Luton in connection with this investigation were searched, as well as a number of vehicles.

“Today’s activity is part of an ongoing proactive investigation concerning individuals in the Luton area. It is not connected to the recent attacks in Paris,” police added.

Details of the case were not published by police.

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