Eight people arrested across UK on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts

POLICE have arrested eight people on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts in the wake of yesterday’s deadly attack in London.

Scotland Yard said the eight arrests, of five men and three women, were linked to their ongoing investigation into the horrific terror attack in Westminster.
Four people, including terrorist Khalid Masood, died in the , which took place in the heart of the city. 
A statement released by the Met Police said eight people were arrested “on suspicion of preparation of terrorists acts”
Four men, aged 23, 28, 27 and 26, and two women, aged 21 and 26, were arrested at two addresses in Birmingham overnight. 
Another 39-year-old woman was arrested in east London, also overnight
And this morning a 58-year-old man was arrested at a third address in Birmingham. 
The 39-year-old woman has been detained under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act, while the remaining seven have been detained under the Terrorism Act. 
Police are continuing to search the Birmingham and London addresses, as well as another property in Carmarthenshire, Wales. 

Police raid several locations following Westminster attack

Witnesses described shocking scenes as armed police burst into homes across the UK. 
One neighbour said: "I'd gone out about 10pm but I couldn't get back in my flat when I came back at midnight.
"As soon as I opened the door I saw all the armed police and they told me to go the other way.
"I just panicked but was so weird I didn't hear anything at all, not even any sirens.
"I had no idea what was going on, we went out here told to go the other way and had to loop all the way around.
"There was a SWAT van as well as riot police."
Source: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/783138/london-terror-attacks-westminster-arrests-london-birmingham-police-raids


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