[Statement as released by Scotland Yard]
Officers from the Counter Terrorism Command have today, Tuesday 24
April, arrested five men on suspicion of the commission, preparation or
instigation of acts of terrorism.
[A] a 30-year-old man
[B] a 24-year-old man
[C] a 21-year-old man
[D] a 35-year-old man
[E] a 23-year-old man
All five were arrested at separate residential addresses in Luton. They
have been taken to a central London police station where they remain in
The arrests were a part of a pre-planned, intelligence-led operation.
Search warrants were also executed under the Terrorism Act 2000 at five
residential addresses in Luton in connection with this inquiry and
searches are ongoing.