Four arrests in Luton under Terrorism Act

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Four men have been arrested in Luton this morning 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.

A spokesman for the Met Police said: “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.

“We are not able to give further information at this time.”