UK police arrested a man and a woman in two towns west of London on Thursday who were suspected of preparing terrorist attacks, the West Midlands Police said in a Facebook posting.
The man, age 24, and woman, age 23, who are believed to be friends, were “arrested on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism in the UK,” the police said in the posting.
The man was arrested in Reading, where he lives, and the woman was arrested in the nearby town of Wokingham, where she lives, the West Midlands Police said in a posting on Twitter.
The two were arrested based on intelligence information at around 7.30 p.m., the police said.
Reading is located about 66 kilometres (41 miles) west of London, while Wokingham is about 11 km (8.7 miles) southeast of Reading.
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