Five arrested in Birmingham anti-terror raids
Anti-terror raids took place early this morning in the British city of Birmingham, police said. The raided locations included five residences and two businesses.
Five people have been arrested in Birmingham in a series of dawn anti-terror raids, police said today.
West Midlands Police swooped on five separate residential addresses and two business addresses in and around the city to arrest the men, aged between 29 and 36, under the Terrorism Act, 2006.
"The arrests - on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism - took place at approximately 6am this morning at five addresses in the Birmingham area," a police spokesman said. "As part of the investigation, two business properties were also searched."
Police added that the arrests were as a result of a "long and complex investigation".