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Tuesday, 25 September, 2001, 23:43 GMT 00:43 UK
Anti-terrorist police release woman
Paddington Green police station
Two supects are still believed to be at Paddington Green police station
Anti-terrorist police have released one of three people being questioned in London about the terror attacks in the US.

Sonia Raissi, 25, was released without charge shortly after 2000 BST on Tuesday.

Police were continuing to quiz her husband Lotfi Raissi, 27, and a second man, who was arrested in Birmingham on Friday.

Three men arrested in Leicester on Tuesday are still being questioned in connection with alleged plans to attack the US embassy in Paris.

Police had been granted an extension to hold Mr and Mrs Raissi and the second man until Wednesday. They can apply for a further extension until Friday.

The two men are being held at a police station in central London, understood to be the high security Paddington Green.

Sonia Raissi was arrested with her husband at their home in Colnbrook, Berkshire, on Friday under the Anti-Terrorism Act, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said.

A fourth suspect, Mohamed Raissi, 29, was released without charge over the weekend.

Terror inquiry

Britain, along with other European countries, is continuing investigations into the hijackers responsible for the US terror attacks, their possible associates and their sources of funding.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens said on Thursday that some of the estimated 19 hijackers visited Britain before heading to the US to carry out the terrorist attacks.

Belgian police arrested two men and seized a huge store of chemicals in their Brussels flat.

The police raid, which was made last Thursday night but only revealed on Saturday, was linked by the Belgian prosecutor's office to the earlier arrest of two suspected Islamic militants.

Seven people have been arrested in France. German police have arrested one man and issued photographs of two others wanted for questioning.

At least 50 people have been arrested by the FBI in the US in connection with the attacks.

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The BBC's Susanna Reid
"Police have already gone to magistrates for one extension"
The BBC's Caroline Thomsett
"Up to 100 names have been passed on to British intelligence officers"
The BBC's Sean Brickell at Scotland Yard
"Investigations are ongoing"
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25 Sep 01 | England
Arrests over embassy 'attack' plan
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