June 7, 2006

UK terrorism suspect linked to Canadian arrests: BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Wednesday they
had arrested a man under anti-terrorism powers at an airport in
northern England, an operation the BBC reported was linked to a
security swoop last week in Canada.

A 21-year-old man from Bradford was detained at Manchester
Airport late on Tuesday and has been taken to a police station
in West Yorkshire, a police spokesman said.

The BBC, citing unnamed sources, said the man, believed to
be of Pakistani origin, was being questioned in connection with
the arrest last week of 17 Muslim men in Canada's largest
counter-terrorism operation.

Several are charged with plotting bombings in major
Canadian cities and training militants.

West Yorkshire Police said the BBC report was "speculation"
and would not comment further.

The arrest comes less than a week after police in London
shot a man during a raid on a house they believed was being
used to make a chemical bomb.