Five activists arrested in G20 'bomb plot' as London goes into lockdown for world leaders
Five people suspected of terrorist offences are being questioned by police today in connection with an alleged plot to target the G20 summit.
Three men and two women have been arrested under the Terrorism Act in Plymouth over the last three days after officers uncovered a cache of weapons and suspected extremist material during a house search.
They are being questioned over claims they planned to target the meeting of the world's most powerful political leaders in London later this week.
The five were held after officers found weapons, imitation weapons, suspicious devices and 'material relating to political ideology' during a house search, a police spokesman said.
The arrests will heighten tensions ahead of this week's summit in London.
A massive police operation is in place to protect the world leaders, including President Obama who is due to arrive in the capital tomorrow.
The alleged plot was uncovered after officers conducted a series of raids following the arrest of a 25-year-old man on suspicion of criminal damage on Friday evening.
As police searched his home they found the weapons and suspected extremist material.
Several suspicious devices were also seized and sent for detailed forensic examination.
Three people at the property were arrested for drugs offences. Further investigations led police to a 19-year-old man who was arrested yesterday.