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Six arrested in alleged terror plot against Pope

• Suspects believed to be Muslim, sources say
• Pope's itinerary unchanged after security review

*, Friday 17 September 2010 13.03 BST

Pope Benedict XVI Pope Benedict XVI at St Mary's University College in south-west London. Six men were arrested today in an alleged plot against the pontiff.

Scotland Yard arrested six street cleaners today over an alleged terrorist threat to the pope.

The men were arrested by armed officers in central London at 5.45am on the second day of the pope's visit.

Sources say the men are believed to be Muslim and that some of them are Algerian. A spokesperson for Westminster city council said they were working for Veolia Environmental Services, a contractor which employs 650 on-street staff to keep Westminster's streets clean. The suspects, aged 26, 27, 29, 36, 40 and 50, were held under the Terrorism Act 2000 at busi

Added: Sep-17-2010 Occurred On: Sep-17-2010
By: bellava
Tags: arrest, terror, plot, Pope, muslim, algerian, london
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