"BRITISH police arrested 10 people in anti-terror raids in northwest England overnight, a spokesman said, in what reports said was a major operation.
The raids were mounted in locations including Liverpool University, according to BBC television, while Sky News reported the raids were part of a long-planned operation which may have been brought forward by events.
"Ten men have been arrested as part of a counter terrorism operation across the northwest of England," said a Greater Manchester Police spokesman, adding: "A number of addresses ... are currently being searched."
Britain has been on high alert since July 2005 suicide attacks in London killed 56, while car bomb attacks were foiled in London and Glasgow in June 2007.
Greater Manchester Police declined to give any more details, as reports suggested raids were ongoing, but said more information could be released within the next few hours."
Cheetham Hill bloody hell its like Pakistan West around there. (its north manc) the other place Clitheroe has been filling up wiyh a lot of asians in the past few years due to the cheap housing that no bugger wants to live in stuck up on the hills, must remind em of Afghanistan.