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Man tasered as 4 arrested on Islamist-related terror offences

The men have all been taken to police stations in central London.

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ONE MAN WAS tasered today while police arrested him over terror offences in London.

He was one of four men arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) today.

The arrests and searches are part of an ongoing investigation into Islamist-related terrorism.

A statement said that the men were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the Commission, Preparation or Instigation of acts of Terrorism (contrary to section 40(1)(b) of the Terrorism Act 2000).

The men – aged 21, 21, 20 and 20 – were arrested after warrants were executed at addresses across London.

They have all been taken to police stations in central London and remain in custody.

Police said that one of the men (21) was tasered during his arrest, but he was not injured and did not require medical treatment.

The SO15 officers were assisted at one of the addresses by officers from the Specialist Firearms Command (SCO19). No shots were fired.

“A number of residential addresses and vehicles are being searched by specialist officers in west and central London as part of the investigation,” said police, adding the searches are ongoing.

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