Just in from the TimesOnline:
A senior British al-Qaeda operative sought by authorities since the July 7 bombing attacks on London has been arrested in Zambia.
The Los Angeles Times reported today that Haroon Rashid Aswat, a 30-year-old of Indian descent who grew up in West Yorkshire, was arrested last week and is being held in Lusaka, where both British and US anti-terrorism investigators have travelled.
British officials confirmed the report, but would not immediately elaborate. A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “We are seeking consular access to a British national who is reported to be in custody in Zambia.”
Aswat, whose associations with al-Qaeda date back ten years, is believed to have entered Briton about two weeks before July 7 on a ferry into Felixstowe, and to have flown out from Heathrow hours before the four suicide bombers killed 52 rush-hour commuters on three Tube trains and a bus….