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Suspect held over 'IRA plot'

A French citizen was being questioned by anti-terrorist police in France yesterday in connection with a suspected IRA bomb plot.

Sources close to the inquiry said the identity card belonging to the arrested man, who has been named as Jean-Louis Becker, had been discovered during a raid on a London flat in July.

Seven people were arrested in the raid, which was believed to have thwarted an IRA bombing with only hours to spare, and a cache of explosives was discovered. Mary Dejevsky - Paris