Liverpool John Lennon Airport (motto: “Above Us Only Sky”) is now reopened, but it was shut overnight while police who did not want to Give The Religion Of Peace A Chance investigated a suspicious vehicle. “Terror arrests on M6,” from the Manchester Evening News:
A SPOKESMAN for Cheshire Police today confirmed the arrests on the M6 last night were terror-related.
“Police last night arrested two people in connection with the incidents in London and Scotland on 29 and 30 June.
“Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service”s Counter Terrorism Command, supporter by officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit, made the arrests on the M6 in Cheshire near Sandbach.”…
A motorist told how he saw the two later arrests taking place on the M6.
Peter Whitehead told the BBC three unmarked police cars brought traffic to a halt on the motorway.
He said: “In front of them were a couple of other unmarked police cars and they forced a car on to the hard shoulder and got the occupants out and as far as I can see arrested them.”
Strathclyde Police confirmed officers had raided properties near Glasgow Airport this morning.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport was also closed overnight while police investigated a suspicious vehicle.
It was taken away for forensic examination and the airport was reopened at 4.40am, Merseyside Police said.