Counter-terror officials investigate alleged plot to attack UK
Two men held in London and Birmingham after joint operation by police and MI5 amid heightened fears of terrorist attack
Counter-terrorism officials are investigating whether two men arrested by armed police were involved in a potential plot to attack the UK.
The arrests were described as “significant” and took place on Tuesday afternoon, first in north London and then Birmingham. Police chiefs assessed that armed officers were needed to make the arrests, which come as security officials fear fresh terrorist attacks are being planned.