Terror arrests in Coventry as London arms more police officers

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West Midland Police in an earlier raid.

AS THE Metropolitan Police announced on Wednesday August 3 that there will be more armed police visible on the streets of London particularly at areas of special interest to tourists and major train stations, in order to not only give confidence to Londoners and visitors but also to discourage potential terrorist activity, officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit arrested a 38-year-old man and a 40-year-old man at two separate addresses in Coventry on the same day.

The men were detained under section 15 of the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of financing terrorism and their addresses which are being withheld, according to the police for security reasons, are being searched for evidence. 

It is said that these arrests were made as part of an on-going investigation and that there was no threat to the local public. The men are currently being interviewed and officers will then have to decide whether to release them, charge them or apply for a warrant under terrorist legislation to hold them in detention for a longer period of time whilst investigations continue.

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