Fri, 06 Jul 2012 12:24:08 GMT | By IANS

Seven more held in Britain for terror offences

London: Seven men have been arrested in Britain on suspicion of being involved in terror offences, after weapons were found hidden in a car, police said Friday. A day earlier, six people - one of them a woman - were arrested in London in an operation led by British intelligence agency MI5.


Seven more held in Britain for terror offences

Police said one man from West Yorkshire and six from West Midlands are being questioned on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism, The Sun reported.

Police said the contents of the car were undergoing forensic analysis and the suspects' homes had been searched.

The arrests followed a routine stop of a vehicle by police on a motorway in South Yorkshire. The car was impounded on suspicion of having no insurance, a police spokesman said.

"Firearms, offensive weapons and other material were later found hidden inside, prompting police to take action to trace and arrest the driver, passenger and others suspected of being involved," he said.

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