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Police hold four men over alleged Islamist terror plot just days before Remembrance Sunday

By Jamie Grierson

Four men were arrested in connection with an alleged Islamist terror plot - just prior to Remembrance Sunday.

Counter-terror police detained the men, aged 19 to 27, at locations across west London and High Wycombe in the Thames Valley area, Scotland Yard said.

Police vehicles and tape could be seen outside two addresses in High Wycombe as officers carried out searches of the properties. It is understood the men were believed to be plotting an attack on British soil.

A 19-year-old was arrested at an address in High Wycombe at the same time as a 22-year-old was arrested in Hounslow at 8.45pm on Thursday. Firearms officers assisted with both arrests. A 25-year-old was arrested in Uxbridge at 2.55am yesterday morning while a 27-year-old was arrested in a car in the street in Southall.

There is likely to be a significant rise in the number of armed police at the Remembrance Sunday commemorations due to fears of a terror attack.

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