Metropolitan Police have arrested two men in west London today (November 16), the arrest carried out by anti-terrorist units.
The men, aged 21 and 19, were arrested and detained on Tuesday morning, November 16, 2021, under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
The Met has stressed that the two arrests are not linked to the bombing of Liverpool Women’s Hospital on Sunday (November 14).
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Officers are now searching the address in west London, where men were arrested at the time.
Commander Richard Smith of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command said: “Based on inquiries from detectives so far, there is believed to be no immediate threat to the public and the detainees remain in custody.
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“We are all aware that Britain’s national threat level has been raised from significant to serious following the events in Merseyside, and we need to work together to defeat terrorism.
“The public is, as always, 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 during your everyday life that does not work properly, trust your instincts and report it, as your information may be the key to stopping terrorist activity.”
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