Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner John Yates
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Police: Terror arrests 'absolutely necessary'

Police have arrested 12 men on suspicion of planning to carry out a terrorist attack in the UK.

Five of them are from Cardiff; four from Stoke on Trent; and three from London.

The Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner John Yates said today's operation was 'absolutely necessary' given the information police had been given.

  • 20 Dec 2010