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Man held in terror probe released

A 25-year-old man arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences has been released without charge.

Counter-terror police detained four men in connection with an alleged Islamist terror plot on November 6 and 7 - just two days before Remembrance Sunday.

One man was released today but the three others - aged 19, 22 and 27 - remain in custody. Police were granted a further seven days to question them on Thursday.

It is understood the men were believed to be plotting an attack on British soil. The timing of the arrests raised fears that Remembrance Sunday events in London were alleged targets.

The 19-year-old man, understood to be called Yousaf Syed, was arrested at an address in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, at the same time as the 22-year-old was arrested in Hounslow, west London, at 8.45pm on November 6.

The 27-year-old man was arrested in a car in Southall, west London, at 8.31pm the same day, while the 25-year-old was arrested in Uxbridge, west London, at 2.55am on November 7.

Officers have completed searches on addresses in Hounslow, High Wycombe, Uxbridge, Southall, Greenford and Hayes.


From Belfast Telegraph