Friday, September 17, 2010
Police arrested five street cleaners in a dawn raid today after receiving information they were allegedly plotting to harm the Pope.
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.
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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.
This article was posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 at 9:39 am