Police have been given more time to question a man as part of a counter terrorism operation in Whitehall on Thursday (April 27).
The 27-year-old was arrested following a stop and search in Parliament Street, near the junction with Parliament Square, by armed officers from the Met’s Specialist Firearms Command, at around 4.20pm.
He was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
Knives were also recovered from him, in what police have called a targeted and intelligence-led arrest.
The warrant of further detention was granted at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (April 29), allowing the suspect to be detained until Thursday (May 4).
He is being detained under the Terrorism Act and remains in custody at a south London police station.
Keep up to date with the latest news in west London via the free getwestlondon app.
You can even set it to receive push notifications for all the breaking news in your area.