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By Michael Holden and Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - London's police chief warned that a new wave of bombers could be poised to strike Britain as nine more people were arrested on Thursday in a massive manhunt for train and bus attackers. "This is a campaign we are facing, it is not a one-off event," Commissioner Ian Blair told Londoners already jittery after two attacks on the city's transport system. Police are still hunting three of four men wanted for trying to detonate bombs in...
By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - British police on Monday named two suspects wanted for trying to set off bombs across London's transport network last week as they scrambled to track down the attackers and stop them striking again. The botched attacks raised fears among Londoners that the city could be a frequent target for Islamist militants, coming just two weeks after suicide bombers killed 52 people on July 7. Anxious to get public attention back on the search for the attackers...
LONDON (Reuters) - Armed police searched a house in west London on Friday in connection with the attempted bombings on the transport system in London on Thursday, a police spokeswoman said. She said no arrests had been made.
LONDON (Reuters) - British police denied a media report on Sunday that they had arrested one person in northern England in connection with the July 7 bombings in London. "The earlier report of another arrest was inaccurate. It came out amid the confusion of the arrests in West Yorkshire," a London police spokesman said. He was referring to the arrests of six men under anti-terrorism laws on Sunday which police said were not directly linked to the bombings in London, which killed 55 people.
LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested six men in northern England under anti-terrorism laws on Sunday but said they were not directly linked to the July 7 bombings in London. A police spokesman said the arrests were made under the Terrorism Act 2000 in a suburb of the West Yorkshire town of Leeds, where two of the London bombers lived. "At this stage these arrests are not being linked to the events in London," West Yorkshire Police said in a statement, adding that officers were...
LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested six men in northern England under anti-terrorism laws on Sunday, but the arrests were not directly linked to the July 7 bombings in London, a police spokesman said. He said the arrests took place in the town of Leeds, West Yorkshire.
LONDON (Reuters) - British police have arrested one person in northern England in connection with the July 7 bombings in London, Sky TV reported on Sunday. The report said the arrest was made in Yorkshire, but gave no further details.
LONDON (Reuters) - Police hunting people behind last week's London bomb blasts have made a new arrest in the town of Aylesbury, about 40 miles northwest of London, Sky News said on Wednesday. Sky television said there were no further details. Police were not immediately available to comment.
LONDON (Reuters) - British police searched five homes in northern England on Tuesday as part of the investigation into last Thursday's London bombings which killed at least 52 people. A spokeswoman for London police said officers had searched four properties in West Yorkshire and were currently examining a fifth. There have been no arrests.
LONDON (Reuters) - The security threat which forced police to evacuate 20,000 people from central Birmingham overnight was serious and specific in terms of time and location, British police said on Sunday. "We haven't had this level of threat before (in Birmingham)," West Midlands police chief constable Paul Scott-Lee told a news conference as the city began to get back to normal. "The people of Birmingham were in danger last night."