The Metropolitan Police has said that 6 people were arrested this morning in an anti-terror operation.
Five men and one woman were arrested by officers from the MPS Counter Terrorism Command as part of a pre-planned intelligence-led operation. They were all arrested on "suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism" under the Terrorism Act 2000. Police said today’s operation in London is not linked to the Olympic and Paralympic games.
They were taken to a south east London police station where they remain in custody.
One man, aged 29, was arrested in the street in west London. Another man, aged 21, and the woman aged 30, were arrested at separate residential premises in west London.
The three other men a 26-year-old, 18-year-old and 24-year-old were arrested at a residential premises in east London.
The Met said that officers from the Firearms Unit were involved in these arrests. The 24-year-old man was tasered during his arrest. He did not require hospital treatment.
Searches are being carried out at eight residential premises in east, west and north London and one business premises in east London.