Seven more terrorism suspects have been arrested and detained in the United Kingdom in what is now the fourth security-related incident this week as the world counts down to the London Olympics, which begin three weeks from today.
Police in the United Kingdom impounded a vehicle after a routine stop Saturday on a highway north of London, suspecting the driver didn’t have valid car insurance. When police searched the vehicle, they found firearms and other material hidden inside.
“As soon as the items were discovered in the impounded vehicle, our priority was to protect the public by pursuing and arresting those we believed to be involved,” Det. Chief Superintendent Kenny Bell said.
As a result, three men were detained Tuesday morning, with an additional three detained Wednesday evening, and one Thursday evening. Six of the suspects are ages 22 to 27 and are from the U.K.’s West Midlands, and one is a 43-year-old from West Yorkshire.
The arrests follow the six arrested Thursday in an early morning raid. New details that have emerged since those arrests indicate that it was three brothers and three other men who are suspected of being Islamic terrorists planning a strike in the U.K. during the Olympic Games.