Four more arrested in connection with the 7 July bombings
UPDATE: On Wednesday 16 May, the Metropolitain Police released three of the four suspects arrested on 9 May.
Four people were arrested this morning (Wednesday 9/5/07) in connection with the terrorist attacks in London on July 7 2005 by officers from the MPS Counter Terrorism Command.
Two men and a woman were arrested at around 7am at addresses in West Yorkshire. Another man was arrested at an address in the West Midlands.
The four people were arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation, or instigation of acts of terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2000.
They have been taken to a central London police station where they will be kept in custody and will be interviewed by officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command.
Searches are being carried out at five addresses in West Yorkshire - two houses in Dewsbury, two houses in Beeston and one house in Batley.
Searches are also being carried out at two flats in Birmingham.
This was a pre-planned, intelligence-led operation involving the MPS Counter Terrorism Command and the Counter Terrorism Units in West Yorkshire and the West Midlands.
Armed officers were not used in this operation.
Since July 7 2005 - when 52 people were murdered - detectives have continued to pursue many lines of inquiry both here in the UK and overseas.
This remains a painstaking investigation with a substantial amount of information being analysed and investigated.
As we have said previously, we are determined to follow the evidence wherever it takes us to identify any other person who may have been involved, in any way, in the terrorist attacks.
We need to know who else, apart from the bombers, knew what they were planning. Did anyone encourage them? Did anyone help them with money, or accommodation? If you have any information, either speak to your local Police station or ring the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on .
The MPS remains committed to discovering all we can about the events leading up to the July 7 attacks.
See previous news items on prior arrests made in connection with the 7 July bombings.