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Stephen Mulhern and Emma Willis 9am - 12pm
6 May 2015, 14:55
A man has been arrested by counter terror police in Luton today.
Officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command [SO15] this morning (May 6th) attended an address in Luton and six addresses in London. They made seven arrests as part of an on-going investigation into fraud and money laundering believed to be connected to terrorism linked to Syria.
Officers also attended a second address in north London in connection with this man.
All have been arrested for conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering, apart from the woman, who has been arrested for money laundering only.
Officers are investigating a large scale fraud linked to UK extremists travelling to Syria.
The arrests today form part of an ongoing fraud investigation, whereby unsuspecting vulnerable and elderly victims are 'cold called' on their home phone by a suspect impersonating a police officer.
Members of the public are strongly advised, if you receive a call like this about your bank account from someone claiming to be a police officer, hang up the phone, wait at least five minutes to make sure the phone line has cleared, or use another phone line, before ringing the phone number on your bank card.