A teenage boy is among 12 people arrested as part of a major anti-terrorism operation in the UK.
The suspects - five from Cardiff, four from Stoke-on-Trent and three from London - were detained by unarmed officers at around 5am.
A 17-year-old boy and 11 men aged up to 28 are being held on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism in the UK.
It is understood they were arrested in connection with a plot to bomb multiple targets in the UK.
Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner John Yates, national lead for counter-terrorism policing, said that with the terrorist threat level in the UK at "severe" the arrests were "absolutely necessary to keep the public safe".
Home Secretary Theresa May said the UK faces "a real and serious threat from terrorism" and thanked the police and security service for keeping the country safe. (Read more.)
Monday, December 20, 2010
Twelve Suspects Arrested in Anti-Terrorism Raids
Anyone care to guess which holy book these terror suspects believe in?