An update on the “most significant” jihad terrorist case in Britain this year, though any mention of the ideological affiliation is politely buried in an understated final paragraph. “Seventh arrest in Birmingham terror inquiry,” from BBC News, September 22:
A seventh person has been arrested in connection with an anti-terrorist operation in Birmingham.
A 20-year-old from Yardley was detained on Thursday evening on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism in the UK.
He was arrested at a police station in the city, which he had agreed to attend.
Six men arrested earlier in the week are still being questioned.
Police have until Sunday night to hold them.
A woman who had been held in relation to the inquiry has been released on police bail, West Midlands Police said.
The arrested men are aged from 20 to 32 and are from Moseley, Sparkbrook, Balsall Heath, Ward End and Yardley.
The arrests were made on Monday, when specialist teams searched homes and other properties in Birmingham. Computer equipment was removed and is being examined.
BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said the arrests were considered to be the most significant this year.
It is understood the investigation relates to suspected Islamist extremism but it is not thought an attack or threat was imminent.