Man arrested in east London on suspicion of planning terror attack
A 27-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts in east London, police said.
GETTY A man has been arrested in east London
Detectives from the Metropolitans Police’s Counter Terrorism Command arrested the man just after 3pm on Friday.
The man remains in custody in a south London police station where is detained on suspicion of commission, preparation or instigation of a terrorist act.
A 24-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of having information about acts of terrorism around the same time as part of the same operation.
She was arrested in a house in north London as police continue to search another three addresses in east London.
The Met could not comment on if the arrests are connected to the arrest of a man at Gatwick Airport on suspicion of encouraging terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications.
The 55-year-old man was arrested are flying into the UK.
The Metropolitan Police said in a previous statement: "On Saturday April 7, detectives from the Met's counter-terrorism command arrested a 55-year-old man on suspicion of encouragement of terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications, contrary to the Terrorism Act 2006."
These arrests follow another terror plot that was foiled last week in West Yorkshire.
Two men, 52 and 21, arrested on suspicion on being concerned in the comission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
It is understood that the plan was to target an activity park and open fire on visitors, which could have killed more people than the 22 victims of the suicide bomb attack at the Manchester Arena last May.