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Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses in Britain after a routine vehicle search turned up firearms and weapons, police said Friday.

The arrests took place earlier this week. West Midlands Police said Friday a car was stopped on the M1 motorway in South Yorkshire on June 30 and impounded for not having insurance. It said “firearms, offensive weapons and other material” were later found hidden in it, which prompted police to trace and arrest the driver, passenger and other suspects.

Police said three of the men were arrested Tuesday, three on Wednesday and one on Thursday. Six of them are in their twenties and from the West Midlands area of England, while one is from West Yorkshire.

The men have been arrested on suspicion of preparing or instigating acts of terrorism. They were being questioned by officers and their residences were searched. The items found in the vehicle were undergoing forensic testing.

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