Scotsman: Deportation for nine arrested in anti-terror raid

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Deportation for nine arrested in anti-terror raid

By LUCY COLLINS | April 22, 2009

THE government last night said it wanted to deport nine men arrested after an anti-terrorism investigation into a suspected bomb plot.

The men have not been charged with any offences nearly two weeks after being arrested in raids across Greater Manchester, Liverpool and Lancashire on 8 April.

Bob Quick, then assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, was photographed carrying into Downing Street documents clearly marked "secret" with details of an ongoing police investigation.

His gaffe meant the raids were brought forward, and he resigned the next day.

The nine men, aged between 22 and 38, were last night released by Greater Manchester Police into the custody of the UK Border Agency.

A Home Office spokesman said: "We are seeking to remove these individuals on grounds of national security."