UK Telegraph They are currently being held at a central London police station, likely to be the counter-terrorism holding cells at Paddington Green. The security services accept that any plotting that takes place in the lead up to the Olympics, which begin in Stratford, East London on July 27, is likely to be linked to the games.
Two years ago six street cleaners were arrested over an alleged plot to kill the Pope the day before he arrived in London after they were overheard threatening to kill a Christian for every page of the Koran.
Earlier this year two men from East London were among a gang that pleaded guilty to plotting a bomb attack on the London Stock Exchange. Mohammed Chowdhury, 21, and Shah Rahman, 29, were under surveillance as they toured central London sites for six hours in November 2010 and discussed launching the attacks.