Investigation & Surveillance

Four men charged with alleged suicide bomb plot in Birmingham.

The four men – three aged 19 and one-aged 24 were arrested at their homes in the Spark Hill area of Birmingham on Tuesday morning.

West Midlands counter terrorism unit carried out the arrests and the men were charged in connection with Operation Pitsford.

The four men in question are accused of raising funds in the UK for terrorism and travelling to Pakistan for terrorist training.

According to a spokesperson for West Midlands Police the arrests were “pre planned” and armed officers were not involved.

Operation Pitsford is a major counter terrorism investigation that has successfully arrested and charged eight people.