Three men held by police over ‘plot to stage Al Qaeda terror strike in UK’
POLICE have arrested three men suspected of plotting an Al Qaeda-inspired terror attack on British soil.
Witnesses said one of the men, who are in their 20s and 30s, screamed “cowards” at plain clothes police as he was dragged away from his workplace and arrested.
He was confronted by dozens of masked officers at the offices of medical supplies distributors Alliance Healthcare – a subsidary of Boots.
An eyewitness said: “I was outside and an unmarked van came screeching round the corner quite fast and then the police were dragging him from inside.
“I heard him shouting his head off calling the police cowards. The man was lashing out as he was being taken away. He was quite a big lad, quite muscular.”
The arrest of the man at their offices in Letchworth, Hertfordshire was accompanied by simultaneous arrests at two separate homes 13 miles away in Luton.