The Staggers 17 September 2010 Police arrest five over Pope threat Five men aged between 26 and 50 arrested under the Terrorism Act. Print HTML Police arrested five men in a dawn raid after receiving information about a plot to harm the Pope. Officers from Scotland Yard conducted raids across London at 5.45am. The men, aged 26, 27, 36, 40 and 50, are being detained under the Terrorism Act 2000. Despite the threat, the Pope's itinerary has not changed. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: Today's arrests were made after police received information. Following initial inquiries by detectives, a decision was made to arrest the five men. Following today's arrests the policing arrangements for the papal visit were reviewed and we are satisfied that our current policing plan remains appropriate. UPDATE: A statement released by Westminster City Council revealed that the men worked for a private contractor used by the council. Sources told the Guardian that the men are Muslims and that some of them are Algerian. › The Lib Dem reckoning, deferred From only £1 per week Subscribe More Related articles The buck doesn't stop with Grant Shapps - and probably shouldn't stop with Lord Feldman, either America’s domestic terrorists: why there’s no such thing as a “lone wolf” The Fire Brigades Union reaffiliates to Labour - what does it mean?