A BRITISH Muslim convert who appeared in a BBC documentary was reportedly one of six people arrested over a suspected terror plot.
The group included three living about a mile from the Olympic site.
Richard Dart, 29, who changed his name to Salahuddin al-Britani after converting, was said to have been one of three people detained in Ealing, west London, yesterday morning. He was arrested in the street.
The others detained in Ealing were a 21-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman held at separate home addresses.
Dart appeared in a BBC Three documentary, My Brother The Islamist, made by his stepbrother Robb Leech last year, which told how Dart, originally from Weymouth, in Dorset, had been converted by controversial cleric Anjem Choudary.
In the documentary he spoke of his support for jihad and sharia law.
Meanwhile, in Stratford, east London, the home of the Olympics, three men believed to be members of the same Bangladeshi family were arrested in a raid on their home.
One, aged 24, was Tasered during his arrest but did not require hospital treatment, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said. The others were aged 18 and 26.
The six, who include a former police community support officer, were being held at a south east London police station on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
Some of those held are understood to be British nationals.
The alleged plan involved Islamist extremists with potential targets in the UK, but was not linked to the Olympics, it is understood.
The arrests came after Jonathan Evans, director-general of the Security Service, warned last month that Britain had experienced a “credible terrorist attack plot about once a year since 9/11”.
He added: “In back rooms and in cars and on the streets of this country there is no shortage of individuals talking about wanting to mount terrorist attacks here.
“The threat is real and remains with us today.”