Police continue to question four over ‘G20 terror plot’

By Richard James

Police in Plymouth are continuing to question four people arrested yesterday under the Terrorism Act.

On Monday, Devon and Cornwall police confirmed three men, aged 25, 19, and 16, and two women, both aged 20, had been arrested throughout the weekend for offences under the Act.

Reports suggest the arrests may have been linked to planned protests ahead of Thursday’s G20 Summit.

A police statement this morning said one of the women has now been released on bail and is due to return to a police station in May. The other four individuals remain in custody.

The original arrests came after officers detained a 25-year-old man on Friday night on suspicion of criminal damage.

During a search of the man’s home address, officers found a number of weapons and suspected imitation weapons as well as material relation to “political ideology”.

Three other people at the premises were then also arrested for drug offences.

Following the search, a 19-year-old man was also arrested on Sunday and all five individuals were detained under the Terrorism Act.