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CNN BREAKING NEWS

British Anti-Terrorist Forces Make Arrests at London Mosque

Aired January 19, 2003 - 22:26   ET

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ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: We have some breaking news to report. This story being carried right now by Reuters on the newswire. British anti-terrorist police raided a mosque in north London early Monday morning. It is about five hours ahead of East Coast time. So it must have been very early this morning. Apparently a number of people were residing at the mosque. There's a quote from a Scotland Yard police officials who said, "A number of people who were residing at the mosque were arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 and are being taken to a central London police station."
The mosque was in Finsbury Park, which is in North London. Britain's senior policeman said on Sunday also that anti-terror police were watching a large number of people. And he did expect that further arrests would be made. They said this was part of an ongoing investigation. Just to clarify, we do not know how many people have been taken into a custody, but a number of people residing in a mosque in north London taken in custody and are being held right now by Scotland Yard. We'll obviously we'll be following this story throughout the night and tomorrow as well.

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