FIVE men were arrested today by police investigating a suspected plot to harm the Pope.
Scotland Yard officers swooped on several people after information emerged that Pope Benedict XVI could be in danger.
The men were working as street cleaners, Westminster City Council revealed. They were arrested by officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command shortly before 6am.
The five men were working for Veolia Environmental Services, a contractor which employs 650 on-street staff to keep Westminster's streets clean and free from rubbish.
The suspects, aged 26, 27, 36, 40 and 50, were held under the Terrorism Act 2000 at business premises in central London.
They were taken to a central London police station, where they will be interviewed by detectives.
It was later reported that the men were of Algerian origin.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Police Arrest Five Algerians in Plot to Attack Pope
From the Daily Record