Four people detained in the UK over suspected terrorism plot
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Armed police arrested four people during raids at a series of homes in the UK to foil a planned terrorism plot.
Two men, aged 27 and 31, and a 17-year-old boy were arrested in London while another man, 32, was held in Leicestershire, central England, according to police.
Police said that the 27-year-old suspect was bitten on the foot by a police dog during the operation and was taken to hospital. His injuries were not serious.
The four have been detained on suspicion of preparing terrorist attacks and were held in custody while officers searched four properties. The raids were understood to be connected to a possible Islamist terrorist plot.
The UK’s security services currently rate the threat of terrorism as ‘substantial’, suggesting that an attack is likely.
Three people died in a park in Reading, west of London, on June 20 in what was described by police as a terrorist attack. A man, Khairi Saadallah, has been charged with three counts of murder.
British police have issued warnings that the Covid-19 lockdown has hampered deradicalisation efforts and extremists could be using the opportunity to exploit vulnerable youngsters spending more time online.
Source: The National