October 23, 2005

UK police arrest man in connection with July 7 bombs

LONDON (Reuters) - British police have arrested a man from
northern England over alleged comments he made to a Sunday
newspaper about the July 7 bombings in London, the capital's
police force said on Sunday.

The 27-year-old man from West Yorkshire was arrested late
on Saturday on suspicion of the commission, preparation or
instigation of terrorism, a police spokesman said, without
giving details.

"The arrest is made in connection with the ongoing
investigation into the four bomb attacks in London on July 7
and comments alleged to have been made to a national
newspaper," London's Metropolitan Police said in statement.

"We thank the News of the World for bringing this matter to
our attention and material passed to police by the newspaper is
now being assessed by the Metropolitan Police Service's
Anti-Terrorist branch."

Four British Muslims killed themselves and 52 others in
suicide bombings on three underground trains and a bus on July
7. Two weeks later four bombers failed in an attempt to repeat
the attacks.

A number of individuals have been arrested as part of
police investigations into the July 7 bombings and the July 21
botched attacks. Most have been released on bail.