25 Apr 2012

Arrests in UK under anti-terrorism laws

10:21 am on 25 April 2012

Police in Britain say they have arrested five men on suspicion of terrorism.

Scotland Yard says the men were held in searches of homes in Luton, near London, a town with a high Muslim population from which the 2005 terrorist attacks on London's transport network were partially planned.

The arrests come as British agencies launch a three-day exercise to test security arrangements for the Olympic Games in July.