Page last updated at 18:04 GMT, Wednesday, 20 August 2008 19:04 UK

More time to quiz terror suspects

Map of Lancashire and Greater Manchester
Police searched three addresses in Blackburn and Accrington

Police have been given an extra seven days to question three men arrested last Thursday on suspicion of committing terror offences.

Two were arrested at Manchester Airport, and the third was detained in Accrington. All three are in their 20s.

Police said the arrests were not linked to previous terror attacks, said the BBC's Nick Ravenscroft.

The arrests were a joint operation between Lancashire Police and Greater Manchester Counter Terrorism Unit.

Detectives searched the homes of the men, aged 21, 22 and 23.

Two of the addresses searched were on Percival Street, Whalley Range, and Cromwell Street, Audley Range, in Blackburn.


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