Story Highlights• British police arrested six people on anti-terror charges
• Searches are being carried out at a number of locations, police said
• Arrests were made in London and Luton
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LONDON, England (CNN) -- British anti-terror police backed by local authorities arrested six people Tuesday in a series of raids, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
The suspects were arrested "in connection with inciting others to commit acts of terrorism overseas and terrorist fund raising."
"The men were arrested this morning by officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, supported by local officers, at five addresses in London and one in Luton," the statement said.
Luton is located north of London. All six were arrested under Britain's Terrorism Act and are being held at a central London police station, according to Scotland Yard.
Police said searches are being carried out at a number of locations.
"The arrests form part of a long-term pro-active and complex investigation into alleged incitement and radicalization for the purposes of terrorism, as well as alleged provision of financial support for international terrorism," the statement said.