8 detained in the UK work for the NHS

  1. Really disturbing news. 8 people detained with the recent terrorist incident, work for the NHS.

    Report from aol.

    Police in Australia arrested an Indian doctor in connection with the foiled terror attacks in London and Glasgow as he tried to leave the country. They were also interviewing a second doctor in the case, officials said.

    Police seized the 27-year-old Indian man, named by the Australian press as Mohammed Haneef, at the international airport in the eastern city of Brisbane, where he was trying to board a flight with a one-way ticket late on Monday, Attorney General Philip Ruddock said in the national capital, Canberra.

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio reported that a state medical board official had confirmed the suspect's name was Mohammed Haneef.

    No charges have been filed yet. Under federal counter-terrorism laws, terror suspects can be held without charge for three days, and for longer periods with court approval.

    Prime Minister John Howard identified the arrested man as an Indian national who was granted a temporary work visa after he was hired to work as a doctor at a hospital in eastern Australia last year.

    identified by British authorities - arrested over the failed terror attacks in Britain. The attack plots include two car bombs that failed to explode in central London on Friday, and two men who rammed a vehicle with gas cylinders into an airport entrance in Glasgow, and then set it on fire on Saturday.

    Officials would not say what the man's alleged involvement in the British terror plots was, but said they detained him on advice from British officials. They also declined to say where the man had been heading when he was arrested.

    Queensland state leader Peter Beattie said the suspect completed his medical studies in India, but arrived in Australia from Liverpool. The man had answered an advertisement in the British Medical Journal for a position at the Gold Coast Hospital in eastern Queensland, where he had worked since September last year.