Suspect arrested in failed London bombings

[JURIST] A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the failed London bombing [JURIST news archive] attempts on July 21, 2005 after police searched two residential buildings and one place of business. The 27-year old was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism under the UK Terrorism Act of 2000 [text]. He is being held by the Scotland Yard [official website] Anti-Terrorist Branch for questioning and his arrest marks the 44th detention in connection with the failed bombings. All five of the suspects who allegedly carried out the actual attack face trial in September [JURIST report], and an additional ten have been charged for failing to release information about the suspects and/or aiding them in avoiding arrest. The Guardian has more.

 

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