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British police arrest four men over London bombs

July 27, 2005

LONDON (Reuters) – Four men were arrested on Wednesday in
the central English city of Birmingham in connection with the
attempted London bomb attacks on July 21, police said.

The police declined to say whether any of the men were the
suspected bombers involved in the botched July 21 attacks, but
the BBC said one man had been a bomber.

Police used a stun gun when they arrested one man in the
Haymills area of Birmingham.

They said a suspect package was found during the operation
and that the man had been taken to a high security detention
center in London.

The other three men were detained at a separate address in
Birmingham and taken to a police station.

The arrests were made in a joint operation involving local
police, officers from the London’s Metropolitan Police
anti-terrorist branch and members of Britain’s security
services.