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Terror plot suspects face further custody

Four men arrested in connection with an alleged Islamist terror plot just two days before Remembrance Sunday will be held for a further seven days.

Counter-terror police detained the men, aged 19 to 27, on Thursday night at locations across west London and High Wycombe in the Thames Valley area, Scotland Yard said.


19-year-old held in counter-terror probe is Yousaf Syed

A 19-year-old man arrested at an address in High Wycombe by counter-terrorism officers is Yousaf Syed, ITV News understands.

He was one of four men arrested across Thames Valley and west London overnight in relation to an alleged Islamist terror plot.

Eight addresses searched in Met's counter-terror probe

Eight addresses across Thames Valley and west London are being searched as part of an ongoing investigation into Islamist-related terrorism, Scotland Yard has said.

Searches are taking place at three properties in High Wycombe along with addresses in Greenford, Hounslow, Hayes, Southall and Uxbridge.

Police confirmed four men arrested overnight in relation to an alleged Islamist terror plot remain in custody pending further enquiries.

The Metropolitan Police statement confirmed officers from Counter Terrorism Command were "working closely" with their colleagues in SE Counter Terrorism Unit and MI5.

Window pane seen cracked after terror police raid

A window pane at the door of one of the properties in High Wycombe searched by counter-terror police has been seen cracked after the initial raid.

The property, on West Wycombe Road, was one of two addresses on separate streets in the town being searched after the earlier arrests. Credit: ITV News
The left-hand window pane shows the cracked lines after the door was apparently forced open. Credit: ITV News

Four men were held in Thames Valley and west London in connection with an alleged Islamist terror plot.


Searches held at properties after four terror arrests

Properties in High Wycombe and west London have been searched after the arrest of four men in connection with an alleged Islamist terror plot.

Police vehicles and tape were seen outside two addresses in High Wycombe, in Desborough Avenue and West Wycombe Road.

Searches by officers were conducted at two properties in separate streets in High Wycombe. Credit: ITV News

It is understood police believe the arrested men were plotting an attack on British soil.

The Metropolitan Police said the arrests and searches were part of an "ongoing investigation into Islamist-related terrorism".

Four men arrested over alleged Islamist terror plot

Counter-terror police have arrested four men in relation to an alleged Islamist terror plot, Scotland Yard has said.

Three men, aged 22, 19 and 25, were arrested after Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command executed warrants at addresses in west London and Thames Valley, while a 27-year-old man was arrested in the street in west London by armed officers.

All four were taken to police stations in central London and remain in custody. They are held on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Two of the entries to premises were assisted by firearms officers but no shots were fired.

A number of residential addresses and vehicles are being searched by specialist officers in west London and Thames Valley as part of the investigation.

Home of arrested Royal Protection officer searched

Investigators have been searching the home of a Royal Protection officer and a police building in the grounds of Buckingham Palace where ammunition was found.

Today's arrest came about as a result of an internal investigation by the Metropolitan Police.

The investigation, by the Directorate of Professional Standards, commenced a few weeks ago following the reporting by officers from Royalty Protection of ammunition found in their personal lockers or belongings.

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Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said a reorganisation of the force's Protection Command had "revealed a few pockets of poor behaviour".

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