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Police foil planned terrorist attack on the UK after arresting four men in London

Police have foiled a planned terrorist attack on the UK after arresting four men in London at gunpoint.

Police tape and a police car in London
Tom Whitehead

By Tom Whitehead, Security Editor

11:31PM BST 13 Oct 2013  The Telegraph

Scotland Yard said the men were arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Armed officers were deployed in the pre-planned intelligence-led operation because it was feared the men may have had access to weapons, the Daily Telegraph understands.

The men had been under surveillance by police and MI5 for some time.

They have all been taken to a south London police station, while six addresses across the capital are being searched, a force spokesman said.

Two men were arrested in Mansell Street, east London, one man was arrested at a premises in Westbourne Grove…

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