The Metropolitan Police have arrested two men in West London today (November 16), the arrest carried out by anti-terrorism units.
The men, aged 21 and 19, were arrested and detained on the morning of Tuesday, 16 November 2021, under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
The Met has stressed that the two arrests are not linked to the bombing incident at Liverpool Women’s Hospital on Sunday (November 14).
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Officers are now conducting searches of the address in West London where then men were arrested.
Commander Richard Smith, of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said: “Based on enquiries by detectives so far, there was not believed to be any immediate threat posed to the public, and those arrested remain in custody.
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“We are all aware that the UK National Threat Level has been raised from substantial to severe following events in Merseyside and we need to work together to defeat terrorism.
“The public as always, are our eyes and ears and nothing should stop you from reporting suspicions to the police.
“Every day, teams within the Met and across Counter Terrorism Policing nationally proactively investigate, identify and target those we suspect of being involved in terrorism.
“If you see or hear something in the course of your everyday life that doesn’t seem right, please trust your instincts and report it, as your information could be the key to stopping terrorist activity.”
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