Police in the UK have revealed they arrested five men under anti-terrorism laws near a nuclear site in north-west England on Monday.
The men, who are all in their 20s and from London, were detained near the Sellafield nuclear plant after their vehicle was stopped and searched. They were kept in custody overnight in Carlisle before being transferred to Manchester on Tuesday morning.
Manchester police were quoted as saying that an investigation was being carried out, without giving further details. Authorities say they were not aware of any link between the arrests and the death of Osama bin Laden.
Sellafield is the company responsible for safely delivering decommissioning, reprocessing and managing nuclear waste and fuel manufacturing activities on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, according to its website.
The company, with more than 50 years of experience, developed the world’s first commercial nuclear power station, Calder Hall.
By Ali Sheikholeslami