Six terror suspects arrested in Britain

Six terror suspects arrested in Britain

London, Dec 13 (IANS) Six terror suspects were arrested in a series of raids across Britain on Monday.

Four men from Derby, a man from Burton upon Trent and a woman from London were arrested on suspicion of engaging in the preparation of an act of terrorism, the BBC reported.

The BBC understands the operation was regarded as “significant” and the result of an ongoing investigation.

Sources said the investigation was into a group believed to be working towards an attack — though a strike was not thought to be imminent.

The four suspects from Derby are aged 22, 27, 35 and 36. The suspect from Burton upon Trent is aged 27 and the woman from London is 32.

Under terrorism legislation laws, officers have 48 hours to charge, release or apply for a warrant for further detention of the suspects.

An Army bomb disposal team was deployed to the Normanton area of the city as a precautionary measure.