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Wednesday, 3 October, 2001, 17:06 GMT 18:06 UK
Man held under Terrorism Act
Armed police at Heathrow Airport
Security has been stepped up in London
A man held by anti-terrorist police in London is still being questioned by detectives.

He was one of two men arrested separately by Metropolitan Police anti-terrorist officers in central London on Monday.

The 43-year-old man is described as being in custody at a central London police station.

Police have until Thursday to release or charge him with an offence.

A 24-year-old man, who was arrested as he boarded a Eurostar train at Waterloo Station in London on Monday, has now been released, Scotland Yard has said.

Two men arrested under the Terrorism Act in Leicester last week have been handed over to immigration services.

High security

On Monday a residential address in south east London was searched by officers.

It has been reported that the man still being detained in London is being questioned over whether he raised funds for banned extremist group Islamic Jihad.

Police are also investigating his links with London-based Sakina Security Services.

The firm offers training including the "ultimate Jihad challenge" which allows young Muslims to go to a live firing range in the US for weapons instruction.

FBI monitoring

Sakina also offers courses on various aspects of firearms and unarmed combat as well as how to "improvise explosive devices".

Scotland Yard and the FBI are understood to have been monitoring the company's activities for over six months.

Elsewhere Sussex Police say a man arrested on Friday at Gatwick Airport under anti-terrorist legislation has been released without charge.

He is now in the hands of the immigration authorities.

The man was arrested at the airport while travelling from the Middle East to the US on an itinerary similar to that used by some of the terrorists.

In Leicester three men were arrested over the past week under anti-terrorist legislation.

They were detained and questioned over possible links to planned attacks on US targets in Europe, reportedly including a suicide helicopter assault on the US embassy in Paris.

Two have now been handed over to the immigration service.

A third was returned to France.

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