“Six arrested by counter-terror police,” by Danny Boyle, the Telegraph, October 14, 2014:
Six people have been arrested on terror charges after a series of dawn raids by the South East Counter Terrorism Unit.
Thames Valley Police said three men and three women were arrested at two properties in Portsmouth, one in Farnborough and one in Greenwich.
Counter-terror officers, working alongside colleagues from the Hampshire Constabulary and Metropolitan Police Service, carried out a series of warrants.
Police confirmed the arrests were related to the ongoing conflict in Syria. The majority of those arrested are suspected of helping others rather than having been there themselves.
Ten police officers arrived at a terraced house in Southsea, which was the former home of a jihadist who was killed in Syria.
Neighbours said they were woken at around 6.30am by police officers running towards the house, which is the childhood home of Ifthekar Jaman, who was killed in Syria, and his family including parents Jena Choudhury and Emu Miah.
University of Portsmouth student Cordell Thompson, 19, said he thought something was thrown out of the window of the house.
Mr Thompson said: “I woke up with a start at 6.30am because the police were running and shouting.
“I sleep with my window open and think something got thrown out of a window of the house. There were three police cars here, then more officers wearing masks and balaclavas turned up.”
Police said two of the men, aged 26 and 23 from Portsmouth, were arrested under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism.
A 23-year-old woman from Farnborough and a 29-year-old woman from Greenwich were also arrested under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism.
A 57-year-old man from Portsmouth, was arrested under Section 38(b) of the Terrorism Act 2000 failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism, Section 5 1(a) Terrorism Act 2006 engaged in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts and Section 17 Terrorism Act 2000 arranging availability of money and property for use in terrorism.
A 48-year-old woman from Portsmouth was arrested under Section 38(b) Terrorism Act 2000 failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism….
An elderly neighbour said the house had previously been raided by police.
He said: “There are always people going in and out, young men. You don’t know what’s going on.
“The police have been here before. There were lots of them, all with their lights on and everything.”…\
Police investigating an alleged Isil-inspired terror plot in London have made a further three arrests, officers disclosed on Monday night.
The men aged between 21 and 25 were detained in the capital just days after four suspects were arrested in dawn raids.
Counter-terror officers said they had disrupted what was believed to be the early stages of what could have turned into a “significant plot”.