British police arrest five terror suspects

October 21st, 2008 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Oct 21 (IANS) British police Tuesday arrested five men in the city of Birmingham, about 200 km north of here, on charges of terrorism.The men, aged between 29 and 36, were held on suspicion of being involved in the “commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism”, a police spokesman said.

The arrests, made after dawn raids on five addresses in Birmingham, reportedly come after a long and complex investigation by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit.

“It is not related to any immediate plot or threat to public safety and police are not currently seeking anyone else in relation to these arrests,” the spokesman said.

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