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Islamist terrorist suspect is tasered as terror police officers arrest four


A Taser stun gun

A Taser stun gun

A Taser stun gun

Four suspected Islamist terrorists have been arrested in a series of raids across London.

One of the suspects - aged 21 - was Tasered but was not injured and did not require medical treatment, Scotland Yard said.

Counter-terror police arrested the men – two of the others aged 20 and a third aged 21 – and were helped at one address by armed officers, but no shots were fired.

It is understood at least one of the suspects is believed to have travelled to Syria.

A Whitehall source said officers believed the raids were an "early disruption" of what could have been a significant plot.

A Scotland Yard statement read: "These arrests and searches are part of an ongoing investigation into Islamist-related terrorism."

All men were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe described the raids as "a quite serious case".

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