West Yorkshire man among seven terror suspects detained after weapons find (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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West Yorkshire man among seven terror suspects detained after weapons find
12:11pm Friday 6th July 2012 in Bradford
Seven men - one of them from West Yorkshire - have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences after firearms and other weapons were found "hidden" in a car, police said.
West Midlands Police said one man from Kirkless and six from the West Midlands are being questioned on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism following a series of arrests this week.
A spokesman said: "The arrests followed a routine stop of a vehicle by police on the M1 motorway in South Yorkshire on Saturday (June 30).
"The car was impounded on suspicion of having no insurance.
"Firearms, offensive weapons and other material were later found hidden inside, prompting police to take action to trace and arrest the driver, passenger and others suspected of being involved."
Police said three men aged 23, 26 and 27 from Sparkhill, Birmingham, were arrested on Tuesday morning.
Three more suspects, a 22-year-old from Alum Rock, Birmingham, a 24-year-old from the Moseley area of the city, and a 22-year-old from Smethwick, West Midlands, were arrested on Wednesday evening.
A 43-year-old man from Kirklees was detained on Thursday.
Detective Chief Superintendent Kenny Bell, head of the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit, said: "As soon as the items were discovered in the impounded vehicle, our priority was to protect the public by pursuing and arresting those we believed to be involved."