|Two men rammed a burning vehicle into
Glasgow airport on Saturday [AFP]
Under Australian federal counter-terrorism laws, suspects can be held without charge for three days, and for longer periods with court approval.
A spokeswoman for North Cheshire Hospitals told the AFP news agency on Tuesday that both the man arrested in Brisbane and a doctor detained in Liverpool had worked at the Halton Hospital in the northwest of England.
Meanwhile, Muslim community leaders in UK voiced concern over “rising hostility” since the alert level in Britain was raised to “critical”, its highest level.
Police are investigating possible racist motives for a number of incidents this week in Scotland, including an attack on an Asian newsagent in Glasgow.
“In some ways it was expected as there was a backlash after September 11 and 7/7,”Osama Saeed, the Muslim Association of Britain’s Scottish spokesman, said referring to the July 7, 2005 suicide bombings which killed 52 in London.
“I think we did have a sense of foreboding about it. But we have got to stress to people we are in this together and we are all in the same boat. We have all been victims,” he said.