Katie Barratt allegedly made the remarks to her colleagues while she was drunk, but was not heard by the workers. An investigation was launched after senior officers were informed about what she had said in an inebriated state, the BBC reported.
Britain is on its second-highest threat level, "severe", meaning an attack is highly likely. The men, aged 22 to 32, were detained on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism and of being members of the National Action group.
British counter-terrorism police on Thursday said they were dealing with a series of suspect packages sent to a string of armed forces recruitment offices. Bomb disposal units have been called to deal with the packages, sent to at least six offices in southeast England, with police sources saying there was a “low-level” but “viable” threat. […]