LONDON—Five men were arrested under anti-terrorism laws near a nuclear waste-processing plant in northwest England, police said Tuesday.
Cumbria Constabulary said the men were detained under the Terrorism Act near the Sellafield plant on Monday after officers stopped a car. All are from London and in their 20s. They were being held a police station in Manchester, home to the North West Counter Terrorism Unit.
Prime Minister David Cameron has said Britain should be extra-vigilant against terrorism in the coming weeks following the death of Osama bin Laden.
Greater Manchester Police said the investigation was in its early stages, but the force was “not aware of any connection to recent events in Pakistan.”
Sellafield, about 400 kilometres northwest of London, was the site of Britain’s first nuclear power plant, but now only reprocesses nuclear waste.