Keeping Britain safe: Searches are on in Luton
POLICE arrested four men in Luton today (December 2) on suspicion of plotting acts of terrorism.
In a statement, the police said that the men, all in their 30s, were taken into custody at a London police station. Searches were being conducted at seven addresses in Luton, north of London, and several vehicles were also being searched, police said.
The arrests and searches were part of an ongoing investigation of individuals in the Luton area and were not connected to the November 13 Islamic State attacks in Paris, the statement said.
The government has said seven plots to attack targets in Britain, directed or inspired by Islamic State, have been thwarted by security services in the past year.