14 arrested in anti-terror raids in London

Press Association
Saturday September 2, 2006 7:03 AM

Police have arrested 14 men following anti-terror raids in south and east London.

The men were arrested late on Friday night and in the early hours of Saturday on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Searches are being carried out at homes in south, east and north London, Scotland Yard said.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Officers from the Metropolitan Police's Anti-Terrorist Branch have arrested 14 men under the Terrorism Act 2000 in a pre-planned, intelligence-led operation.

"The arrests in south and east London follow many months of surveillance and investigation in a joint operation involving the Anti-Terrorist Branch, Special Branch and the Security Service."

The spokesman added that the arrests were not linked to the recent alleged plot to blow up transatlantic airliners or the July 7 bombings in London.

The BBC reported that one of the raids took place at a restaurant in Borough Road, south London, close to South Bank University.

The restaurant owner said that he and his staff were surprised by it...........

.......What did he expect the police to do................book a table for 40???

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