BREAKING: Six terror suspects arrested after dawn raids across UK

BREAKING: Six terror suspects arrested after dawn raids across UK

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Five men and a woman have been arrested following the raids in London, Derby and Burton this morning.

Four men from Derby, aged 22, 27, 35 and 36, a 27-year-old man from Burton and a 32-year-old woman from London have all been arrested on suspicion of engaging in the preparation of an act of terrorism.

Six properties in Derby, Burton and London are now being searched as part of the three force-strong investigation.

The operation is being led by the North East counter terrorism unit supported by local officers from Derbyshire, Staffordshire and the Metropolitan Police.

Derbyshire Police said: “We recognise that residents may have concerns as a result of these arrests and Safer Neighbourhood officers will be out in Derby as usual to speak to anyone who may have concerns.

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Four of this morning’s terror arrests were made in Derby

“We would ask people to remain alert and vigilant but not to be alarmed and we are grateful for the assistance, support and understanding of people locally.

We are grateful for residents understanding, patience and support while the searches are concluded.”