27 Sep 2008

Terror suspects arrested in London

10:25 pm on 27 September 2008

Police have arrested three men in north London on suspicion of terrorism.

The men, aged 40, 22 and 30 were taken to a central London police station where they remain in custody on Saturday, the BBC reports.

They were arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Two of the men were stopped by armed officers and arrested in the street and the third was stopped in a car at 2.25am local time on Saturday.

The men were arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command in a pre-planned, intelligence-led operation.

Two men were arrested outside a property in Lonsdale Square, and the third following an armed vehicle stop near Angel Tube station on Upper Street.

Police are searching four properties in Walthamstow, Ilford and Forest Gate.

A small fire was extinguished at a property in Lonsdale Square, which is currently being linked to the arrests of the men.