The report mentions ‘Asian’ so you can safely assume its a Muslim behind the plot. KGS
A BRITISH Airways worker has been arrested during a probe into terrorist fund-raising, it emerged yesterday. The British man, 30 – thought to be from an Asian background – was held at BA’s Newcastle-upon-Tyne call centre. A plot to raise cash for an attack, possibly on a jet, is thought to have been uncovered.
Cops swooped on Thursday after a tip-off, it is believed. The suspect was driven to a central London police station, where he continues to be held. He has been questioned for six days after City of Westminster JPs granted an extension to his custody on Saturday. Police can seek a further extension later this week if required.
His arrest followed a combined operation by the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command and the North East Counter Terrorism Unit. The investigation is focusing on the suspect’s key contacts and recent movements.