Record toll of women in terror plots
A RECORD number of women were arrested by anti-terror police last year. Fifty-six females were among 441 people detained, according to Home Office figures.
They included Britain’s first allwomen terror cell who plotted attacks in Westminster and the British Museum.
The surge in arrests was largely down to police operations.
Since 2001, 4,182 suspects have been held. On average, one terrorist plot has been thwarted every month over the past year.
Security Minister Ben Wallace said: “Intervening early is central to our strengthened counterterrorism strategy.”