Armed counter-terrorism police made a series of arrests on Thursday, over what they described a a potential attack linked to extremist Islamist ideology.
Four men arrested by UK counter-terrorism police for allegedly plotting terrorist attacks. Arrests made in east London and Leicestershire. Ages of arrested men: 27, 31, 17, 32. https://t.co/qRuNkw7AXl pic.twitter.com/mr6Iz5qsTl
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Four men were arrested, three in east London. The fourth man was arrested by unarmed officers in Leicestershire.
The raids followed a joint investigation by counter-terrorism police and MI5, the security service.