Two Luton arrests in terror sweep

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Two men from Luton have been arrested in a terror sweep by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Counter Terrorism Command (SO15).

They arrested three men this afternoon, Tuesday, 14 July, on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

At 12:45hrs one man in his 20s was arrested at a business address in Letchworth, Hertfordshire; the other two men - one in his 20s and the other in his 30s - were arrested shortly after at two separate residential address in the Luton area.

Officers from SO15 were supported by colleagues from Bedfordshire police and Eastern Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit during the operation.

They were also assisted in the execution of one of the arrests by officers from the Met’s Specialist Firearms’ Command. No shots were fired.

Searches are under way at two addresses in the Luton area as part of the investigation.

Today’s arrests and searches are part of an ongoing investigation into Islamist-related terrorism.

A spokesman said: “As this is an active investigation, we are not able to release any further information at this stage.”