Police Raid Residences As Investigation Spreads To Northern England

No arrests have been reported yet after raids by British anti-terrorist police on five residences in northern England.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair says this morning's raids are "directly connected" to the massive investigation of Thursday's attacks on three subway trains and a bus. Metropolitan Police described the raids as part of an "intelligence-led operation."

News reports say the searches are concentrated on one street in Leeds, 185 miles north of London. The Press Association reports a red Volkswagen, marked off with police tape, apparently attracted special attention.

A reports by The Times says forensic pathologists are concentrating on the remains of two bodies found in the mangled wreckage of the bus that "appear to have been holding the bomb or sitting on top of it."

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