Five men arrested in London, Manchester and Peterborough on suspicion of terrorism offences
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The men were arrested on Monday morning at addresses in north London, Manchester and Peterborough areas in a specialist operation coordinated by Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Command.
Met police said a 21-year-old man was arrested in Manchester on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2000.
A 19-year-old man was arrested in Peterborough and two men aged 23 and 22 were arrested in north London on suspicion of the same offence.
Another 19-year-old man was arrested in Peterborough on suspicion of encouraging terrorism.
All five men remain in police custody.
The arrests were part of a pre-planned operation and there is not believed to be any imminent threat to the public.
The arrests are not linked to the London Bridge attack on November 29, nor to any upcoming New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Detectives are currently carrying out searches at a number of addresses in all three cities where the men were apprehended.