Terror suspect held after tip-off

By Geneviève Roberts
Published: 24 October 2005


A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with
the London bomb attacks on 7 July that killed 52
people on Tubes and a bus. 

Detectives from the Anti-Terrorist Branch arrested the
man in the Dewsbury area of West Yorkshire, on
suspicion of the commission, preparation or
instigation of acts of terrorism under the Terrorism
Act 2000.

The man is being questioned at a West Yorkshire police
station, while two residential addresses are being
searched in connection with the investigation.
Scotland Yard said he was arrested on Saturday night
following comments made in the News of the World.

The newspaper is understood to have passed on an
interview with a man they name as Imran Patel to
police involved in the investigation. Mr Patel,
believed to be an auditor in Leeds, is reported to
have had military training in Pakistan.

He allegedly told the newspaper he met the bombers who
carried out the attacks that injured 700 people;
Mohammad Sidique Khan, age 30, Shahzad Tanweer, age
22, Germaine Lindsay, age 19, and Hasib Hussain, age
18, in Dewsbury after he returned to the UK.

Patel claimed Khan tried to persuade him to join the
bombers, and held talks about their "mission" to carry
out terrorist attacks.

Mr Patel decided not to join them but did not tip off
police about their intentions. n Anti-terrorist police
have been given more time to question three men who
were arrested on suspicion of plotting or preparing
acts of terrorism after late-night raids on three
homes in Kent and London. 


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