London: British police say seven men have been arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences after a routine vehicle search turned up firearms and weapons.
Scotland Yard said Friday that the arrests followed a routine vehicle stop on the M1 motorway in South Yorkshire, England on June 30.
It said "firearms, offensive weapons and other material" were later found hidden in the car, which prompted police to trace and arrest the driver, passenger and other suspects.
Police said three of the men were arrested Tuesday, three on Wednesday and one on Thursday. Six of them are in their twenties and from the West Midlands area of England, while one is from West Yorkshire.
The men have been arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
Story first published:
July 06, 2012 15:41 IST