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British police granted more time to question suspects.


In connection with the discovery of the alleged plot to bomb commercial aircraft operating between the United Kingdom and the United States, British police have been granted more time to question suspects.

According to Reuters, the detectives applied to extend the detention warrants for 23 of the 24 suspects arrested. It has been reported that the 23 people are all British-born Muslims.

One suspect who was arrested on Tuesday (15 August) has been released without charge.

Under British law police can hold the suspects for up to 28 days before they have to be either charged or released.

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Date:Aug 17, 2006
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