ACCORDING to the following very short statement issued by the Metropolitan Police, four men have been arrested in Luton on the morning of Wednesday December 2 on suspicion of committing offences under the Terrorism Act.
The arrests were carried out in a joint operation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) and the Eastern Counter Terrorism and Intelligence Unit (ECTIU).
The men – who are all in their 30s – have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism. They have been taken into custody at a London police station.
Searches are being conducted at seven separate addresses in Luton in connection with this investigation. A number of vehicles are also being searched.
Today’s activity is part of an ongoing proactive investigation concerning individuals in the Luton area. It is not connected to the recent attacks in Paris and no armed officers were seen to be involved.