04/09/2006

Police granted more time to question terror suspects

Police have been granted more time to continue questioning 14 men arrested in a series of anti-terror raids conducted in London at the weekend.

The Metropolitan Police have been granted warrants to continue questioning three suspects until Wednesday, while the other eleven men can be questioned until Friday.

All the suspects are being held at the high security Paddington Green police station.

Twelve men are understood to have been arrested at a Chinese restaurant in Borough. They are being held on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Police are also continuing to search an Islamic school in Sussex as part of the investigation.

It is understood that no arrests have been made at the Jameah Islamiyah secondary school in Mark Cross, near Crowborough.

A number of residential properties across London are also being searched in connection with the investigation.

Police confirmed that the arrests were not related to the alleged plot to blow up transatlantic airliners or the July 7 London bomb attacks last year.

(KMcA)

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