London: Scotland Yard on Thursday arrested six people in an early morning swoop in parts of London that included the area where the Olympics start later this month.
A series of raids are being carried out in west, east and north London as security forces arrested the six people as part of a planned intelligence-led operation that conducted over the past few weeks.
The police said that the operation was not linked to the forthcoming Olympic Games.
They also clarified that an incident on a bus near Birmingham this morning was not related to terrorism.
The current threat level in Britain is classed as Substantial, which means that a terrorist attack is a strong possibility.
The five levels of threat are: Critical - an attack is expected imminently; Severe - an attack is highly likely; Substantial - an attack is a strong possibility; Moderate – an attack is possible but not likely; and Low - an attack is unlikely.
The six arrested – five men and one woman – were all arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2000, and have been taken to a south east London police station where they remain in custody.
There were reports that at least two of the men arrested were brothers, but this was not confirmed by the police.
According to details released by the police, one man, 29, was arrested in the street in west London, while another man, 21, and the woman, 30, were arrested at separate residential premises in west London.
Three other men, aged, 26, 18 and 24, were arrested at a residential premises in east London.


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