Update re the arrests in London over the last week by SO15 for the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
On Tuesday, 7 October, officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) arrested five men on suspicion of being concerned in the Commission, Preparation or Instigation of acts of Terrorism (contrary to section 40(1)(b) of the Terrorism Act 2000).
Officers yesterday, Monday, 13 October, granted warrants of further detention in relation to three men aged [A - 21 yrs], [C -20 yrs], and [E- 20 yrs].
The detention is now authorised until Tuesday, 21 October.
Two men, [B - 21yrs] and [D - 20 yrs], were released from custody yesterday, Monday, 13 October.
Under the Terrorism Act 2000 we are not able to release people on bail.
At this time it was felt there was insufficient evidence to provide to the CPS in order to request a charging decision we are therefore required to release the person from custody.
Yesterday, Monday, 13 October, officers arrested a further three men.
All three – [F- 24 yrs], [G - 21 yrs] and [H - 25 yrs] were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
Officers yesterday, Monday, 13 October, applied for and were granted a further extension [F] until Sunday, 19 October.
[G] and [H] remain in custody.
Officers continued to search four residential addresses in west and north west London.