Arrests made in terror-related conspiracy

Arrests made in terror-related conspiracy
Monday, December 27, 2010 - 3:41am

LONDON- The Associated Press reports--

British police say they have charged nine men with a terror-related conspiracy.

West Midlands police say nine of 12 men arrested last week will face court hearings in London Monday on charges they conspired to cause explosions in the UK and other terror-related offenses.  Police say the other three suspects arrested during a sweep last week have been released without charge.

Those charged range in age from 19 to 28 and are from London, the Welsh city of Cardiff and the town of Stoke-on-Trent in central England.  Police say the conspiracy started on October 1st and continued until December 20th, the day of their arrests.

The men were arrested at a time of extreme concern in Europe over a number of recent terror-related plots.

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