Three men arrested in northern England in connection with the London bombings have been transferred to a police station in the capital for questioning. One of the suspects was arrested in Leeds. The others were detained at Manchester airport from where they were about to fly to Pakistan. A senior officer said the operation was part of an ongoing inquiry. “It’s important to stress that these arrests are not a new incident, they are linked to the investigation back in 2005 and we are in the process of searching five addresses,” he said.
Fifty two people were killed by four suicide bombers in the July 2005 attacks on London’s public transport system. No one has been charged in connection with the attacks. The three men detained now are being held “on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism”. British police can hold terrorism suspects for up to 28 days.