Police have arrested three people on terror charges, but they have said they are not linked to the London Bridge attack.
Two men, aged 34 and 37, were taken into custody at separate addresses in Newham, east London, while a third, aged 33, was arrested in Waltham Forest.
All three were detained on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism offences and have been taken for questioning at a south London police station.
They were taken into custody by detectives from the Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Command with support from armed police officers.
The operation took place overnight and searches are ongoing at the properties, the force said.
Met Police said: ‘All three were arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism offences under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
‘They have been taken into custody at a south London police station and are detained under the Terrorism Act.’
Searches at the addresses are ongoing.’
In a separate investigation, counter-terror police made a series of arrests in Ilford, east London, on Wednesday night in connection with the London Bridge atrocity.
Eight people were killed and dozens injured when three men launched a van and knife rampage on Saturday night.
All three attackers were shot dead by police.
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