Suspects arrested at British nuclear plant released
British police said Wednesday they had released five men arrested under anti-terrorism legislation near a nuclear plant earlier this week, adding that they had not been charged.
The men, who were of Bangladeshi origin but lived in London, were arrested in a vehicle near the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria, northwest England, on Monday afternoon.
"Five men arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act have today, Wednesday 4 May 2011, been released without charge," Greater Manchester Police said in a statement.
Section 41 gives a police officer the right to arrest without a warrant anyone "whom he reasonably suspects to be a terrorist".
The arrests took place amid heightened security following the killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden by US forces in Pakistan, although police said they were not connected to his death.
© 2011 AFP