Five held over Pope terror alert

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  1. BBC News - Five held over Pope terror alert

    Five men have been arrested by the Metropolitan Police in London in relation to a potential threat to the Pope.

    The arrests were made at 0545 BST at addresses in London after counter-terrorism officers received intelligence of a potential threat.

    The five men have been taken to a central London police station.

    Officers are continuing searches at premises connected to the raids.

    In a statement from Scotland Yard, the Metropolitan Police said that the five men had been arrested in an operation launched by officers from the force's Counter-Terrorism Command.

    The five were arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2000.

    The five men are 26, 27, 36, 40 and 50 years old. They were arrested in an armed operation at business premises where searches are continuing.

    Residential premises in north and east London are also being searched. Officers have not found any hazardous items.
  2. Ahhhh, boooo..we don't get to see if the Pope Mobile is bullet proof :(
  3. 5ive were pants anyway (despite being awarded the best Pop band award in 2000 at the Brit awards). I'm more of a Take That fan myself.
  4. Could there be a connection?


    Pakistani politician Imran Farooq murdered in London
  5. Oh please, do not start with the islamophobic conspiracies, this is a perfectly innocent thread thus far.
  6. They're probably Ulster Unionists.
  7. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    Wasn't the last one a Bulgarian, working on proxy orders from russia? Pretty far from anything religious in his involvement :)
    Mehmet Ali A
  8. Funny that you should cut a bit out though

    From the BBC

  9. Fair point, but the Plod are now briefing out, oh so informally, that they are Algerians, nudge, nudge, wink, say no more.
  10. Or somebody who was repeatly dry bummed raped as kid by a priest.
  11. there'd be hundreds of them if that were the case :)
  12. I copied what was there at the time, you mong. The version you quote was put there 12.04 GMT, my initial post was before that, innit.

    Also; no shit sherlock, they were not British nationals, what a surprise! This isnt the NAAFI bar you know.
  13. Language Timothy. You seem unsurprised it's foreign nationals? The major threat to Catholics in the UK has traditionally been British citizens.

    Two pretty major acts or attempted acts of political violence in the same city within 24 hrs and you screech "Islamaphobia" if anyone notices?
  14. Yes indeed. My neighbour has just received MASSIVE compensation from the Irish government for having been abused - years of ritual beatings - in an Irish school run by Roman Catholic priests. There are thousands of victims, £millions of compensation is being paid.

    These vile Brothers, mates of the Pontiff, couldn't keep their hands to themselves. Oh, and any kid who complained was disbelieved, accused of lying, and delivered back to the Brothers for more beatings.
  15. Bugger and they arrested them BEFORE the attack , ****ing useless police.