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Queen to attend Remembrance ceremony despite police arresting four Islamist over plot to kill her.

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    'Her Majesty will not shirk her duty': Queen to attend Remembrance ceremony at Cenotaph tomorrow despite police arresting four Islamic extremists over 'plot to kill her'
    • Officers from terrorism command seized men after months of surveillance
    • It comes ahead of events honouring the nation's war dead on Sunday
    • Police warned that Parliament and London landmarks could be terror targets
    • Officers will step up security as Queen leads events to mark WWI centenary
    • One of the suspects, a 27-year-old, arrested by armed police in the street
    • Remaining three men, aged 22, 19, and 25, were held at different addresses
    • The home of Yousaf Syed, the 19-year-old suspect, had been raided before
    • Scotland Yard says the arrests are linked to 'Islamist related terrorism'
    • Raids in High Wycombe, Hounslow, Uxbridge and Southall, west London
    • Officers are also searching eight properties linked to the arrested men
    The Queen has vowed to attend the Remembrance Day centenary ceremony at The Cenotaph despite police arresting four Islamist terror suspects plotting to kill her on the day.

    The 88-year-old monarch insisted she will carry on with tradition - laying the first wreath following the two-minute silence at 11am on November 11.

    A source told the Sun: 'Whatever the security assessment, Her Majesty would not shirk from her responsibility and duty - and this Remembrance Sunday is no different.'

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    Terror raids: Four men have been arrested in a series of terror raids, including one here in High Wycombe, Bucks, amid fears

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    Target: The Queen has vowed to attend the Remembrance Day centenary ceremony at The Cenotaph despite police arresting four Islamist terror suspects plotting to kill her on the day

    The Queen's tribute will be followed as normal by salutes from Prime Minister David Cameron, Cabinet members and Opposition leaders.

    Yesterday armed officers seized the four men, aged 19 to 27, following months of surveillance.

    Last night police were said to be interrogating the suspects - who are thought to have hatched a plot assassinate the Queen with a knife.

    Police had already stepped up security after a terrorist shot a soldier guarding a war memorial at Canada’s parliament.

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    A police officer guards this property in Desborough Avenue, where a neighbour said officers were searching a shed. The timing of the raids raised fears of a Remembrance Day outrage

    A ring of steel will be thrown around Whitehall today as the Queen leads events at the Cenotaph marking the centenary of the start of the First World War.

    Although police would not discuss whether the suspects had a specific target, the timing of the raids raised fears of a Remembrance Day outrage.

    Islamic State militants have called on ‘self-starter’ followers to target high-profile commemorative events.

    Police marksmen from its SO15 terrorism command arrested the youngest suspect on Thursday night at 8.31pm at the £160,000 home he shares with his mother in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. He is said to have recently returned from Pakistan.

    Fourteen minutes later a 22-year-old was seized by armed officers at a house in Hounslow.

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    A ring of steel will be thrown around Whitehall tomorrow as the Queen leads events at the Cenotaph to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War

    In an unusual move, the eldest suspect was stopped at gunpoint in his car in Southall, West London, but no shots were fired.

    The fourth man was arrested in Uxbridge and searches were taking place in Greenford and Hayes, also in West London.

    The suspects were all arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

    It was reported the allegations are linked to a UK plot - not travelling to Syria to join ISIS.

    The use of armed officers for the arrests suggests police chiefs fear the suspects may have acquired weapons. None were found, however.

    The Metropolitan Police said the operation involved its counter-terrorism command, MI5 agents and officers from other constabularies.

    The home of Yousaf Syed, the 19-year-old suspect, had been raided before – in April during an investigation into potential jihadists.

    Another man arrested in that operation complained his passport was seized by the Home Office to stop him travelling to the Middle East.

    Neighbours of Syed said he lives with his 41-year-old mother Somia, who works as ground crew for an airline.

    One said he had had ‘several run-ins’ with the ‘angry’ teenager.

    When he challenged the teenager’s mother, she told him: ‘I’m sorry, it’s my son. He’s young and he’s just discovered his faith.’

    The neighbour said the teenager recently grew a full beard and began wearing traditional Muslim dress.

    Another local resident said: 'It's a big shock to hear what he's been accused of.'

    Officers were said to have removed items from the garden shed as forensic officers combed the house and garden.

    Today two police officers wearing high visibility jackets were posted outside the brown wooden front door of the brick terraced house in Desborough Avenue, near the town centre.

    A cordon of police tape was placed around the brick driveway to the home, on which a police patrol car was also parked.

    All the curtains were closed at the terraced house where police forensic staff were combing the home and garden for clues while neighbours stood in the street and watched.

    'Her Majesty will not shirk her duty': Queen to attend Remembrance ceremony at Cenotaph tomorrow despite police arresting four Islamic extremists over 'plot to kill her' | Daily Mail Online
     
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