A Maidenhead man has been arrested by armed officers from the Met Police's counter terrorism unit on suspicion of plotting terrorism. He was detained in a raid on 21 January and officers are searching two homes and a business in Berkshire in relation to his arrest.
No shots were fired during the operation, which the Met has said was pre-planned. "Officers from the MPS Counter Terrorism Command [SO15] have today, Thursday, 21 January, arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism contrary to section 41 of the Terrorism Act," a Met Police statement said.
"The man, from Maidenhead, was detained at at 9am and has been taken to a central London police station for questioning. Officers are searching two residential addresses and one business address in Berkshire. The man was detained outside the business address. The man is being detained under TACT. No firearms officers were deployed during the course of today's pre-planned operation."
The arrest comes after West Midlands counter-terrorism police arrested a 28-year-old woman at an address in Coventry over an alleged terror plot linked to Syria.