“Nine people remain in custody and one woman has been released on bail.”
This appears to have been a large-scale plot. And more are in the offing.
“Two ‘significant arrests’ made overnight in association to London attack,” CNN, March 24, 2017:
The birth name of the perpetrator of Wednesday’s deadly terrorist attack in central London was Adrian Russell Ajao, Britain’s most senior counterterror police officer said Friday.
The man had been named a day earlier as 52-year-old British man Khalid Masood.
Mark Rowley, the national lead for counterterrorism, said there had been two significant arrests overnight, one in the West Midlands and one in the north west of England.
Nine people remain in custody and one woman has been released on bail, Rowley said.
Police continue to search five addresses and another 16 searches have concluded, in what Rowley said was a fast-moving and wide-ranging investigation.
Officers have seized 2,700 items, including computer data, and have had contact with 3,500 witnesses to the attack, many of them of different nationalities, Rowley said.
The attack left four people dead and injured at least 50 more, 31 of whom needed hospital treatment, Rowley said. Two of those in hospital are in critical condition, one of them with life threatening injuries.
The fourth victim, a 75-year-old man, died Thursday night after his life support was withdrawn at a hospital where he had been receiving treatment, according to London’s Metropolitan Police.
Arrests were made in London and Birmingham, while homes were also searched in Brighton and Carmarthenshire, in west Wales. Police said the addresses were “linked to the investigation” of Wednesday’s attack.
A 39-year-old woman was arrested at an address Thursday night in East London on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts, police said. The woman, who has not been named, is being held under the Police and Criminal Evidence (PACE) act.
Six people — two women and four men, their ages ranging from 21 to 28 — were arrested at two addresses in Birmingham, a city in central England. The six were also held on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts.
Another man, 58, was also arrested Friday morning at another address in Birmingham, and held on the same charge….