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Two arrests in west London by Met's Counter Terrorism Command

By Ellie Brown - Local Democracy Reporter

25th Nov 2021 | Local News

A 21-year-old man and 19-year-old man were arrested and detained on the morning of Tuesday, 16 November. (Image: Metropolitan Police)
A 21-year-old man and 19-year-old man were arrested and detained on the morning of Tuesday, 16 November. (Image: Metropolitan Police)

Two arrests were made in west London yesterday by the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command.

A 21-year-old man and 19-year-old man were arrested and detained on the morning of Tuesday, 16 November, under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Searches of the address in west London are ongoing and police have issued no further details of the exact location in west London.

Commander Richard Smith, of the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, said: "Based on enquiries by detectives so far, there was not believed to be any immediate threat posed to the public, and those arrested remain in custody.

"We are all aware that the UK National Threat Level has been raised from substantial to severe following events in Merseyside and we need to work together to defeat terrorism.

"The public as always, are our eyes and ears and nothing should stop you from reporting suspicions to the police.

"Every day, teams within the Met and across Counter Terrorism Policing nationally proactively investigate, identify and target those we suspect of being involved in terrorism.

"If you see or hear something in the course of your everyday life that doesn't seem right, please trust your instincts and report it, as your information could be the key to stopping terrorist activity."

The Metropolitan Police said the arrests yesterday in London are not linked to the Liverpool Women's Hospital incident.

Enquiries continue.

In an emergency, or if you need urgent police assistance, you should dial 999 and you can also report suspicious activity by contacting the police in confidence on 0800 789 321

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