Brits rounding up terror suspects and looking for bombs
...The police indicate that the arrests are part of a broader ongoing counterterrorism operation. Recent reports indicate that the Brits had foiled a large terrorist operation through the use of intelligence intercepts.
The five men are all being held by counter terrorism detectives in the West Midlands on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
Officers are also searching a number of properties in the Stoke and Birmingham areas as part of the investigation.
Nearby busy roads Bath Row and Holloway Head had also been cordoned off by police vans, in addition to an area outside the Pentahotel on Holloway Head.
Staff and guests at the Pentahotel were advised to stay inside as precautionary measure