#AceNewsServices – LONDON – Nov.07 – Police investigating an alleged Islamist terrorism plot targeting the UK have arrested four men.
Counter-terror police arrest four men over alleged plot
Counter-terrorism police detained the men in London and High Wycombe.
The men, aged between 19 and 27, were all taken to police stations in central London after their arrests overnight and remain in custody.
Police said one of the men was arrested in a west London street, with armed officers assisting, but no shots were fired.
The men were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
There is no current indication of a link to Syria or the activities of jihadist group Islamic State, BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said.
The Metropolitan Police said a number of homes and vehicles in west London and the Thames Valley area were being searched by specialist officers as part of the investigation.
In a statement, the force said the arrests and searches were “part of an ongoing investigation into Islamist related terrorism”.
Officers from the Met’s SO15 counter terrorism command are working with the south east counter terrorism unit and MI5.
This means a terrorist attack is considered “highly likely”.