Police arrested five street cleaners in a dawn raid today after receiving information they were allegedly plotting to harm the Pope.Pray for our Holy Father and his safety!
The suspects were arrested by Scotland Yard at 5.45am at business premises in the centre of London and are now being questioned by counter-terror detectives.
They were working for Veolia Environmental Services, a contractor which employs 650 on-street staff to keep Westminster's streets clean.
Searches are underway at properties across the capital but Benedict XVI's schedule in the city is currently continuing as planned.
His security was reviewed following the arrests but so far it has not been altered and he went ahead with a service and appearance in Twickenham, west London, this morning.
The men, aged 26, 27, 36, 40 and 50, were arrested by officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command as their shift was about to start.
They are being held under the Terrorism Act 2000 at a central London police station and will be questioned by detectives.
Some of the group are of North African origin, including Algerian.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Breaking News: 5 Arrested in Plot to Kill Pope