Spanish terror accused held in London

A suspected Basque terrorist was arrested today in London.

Spanish national Kemen Uranga Artola, 43, was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police's extradition unit.

They executed a European arrest warrant alleging his involvement in terrorism-related offences in Spain.

Artola, who featured on a 2002 American government's list of terrorists, was arrested in the NW5 area and will appear this afternoon at Westminster Magistrates' Court for an extradition hearing.

His arrest is unrelated to the Olympics, Scotland Yard stressed.