12 Apr 2009

UK police get more time to question terror suspects

6:55 am on 12 April 2009

British police have been granted a further seven days to question 11 men arrested over a suspected terrorist plot.

Twelve men were arrested in raids across northwest England on Wednesday. They included 11 Pakistani nationals - 10 of whom were in Britain on student visas - and a Briton.

One of those arrested has been released without charge in relation to the anti-terror operation, and is now in the custody of a border agency.