Saturday 21 April 2018

Two arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences

An aircraft takes off from Heathrow airport in west London September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Winning/File Photo
An aircraft takes off from Heathrow airport in west London September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Winning/File Photo
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Two men have been arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences after landing on a flight from Turkey.

The men, both aged 21, from Leicester and Birmingham, were detained by West Midlands counter-terrorism detectives just after 10am on Saturday.

They are being transported back to the West Midlands for questioning on suspicion of preparing for terrorist acts.

The arrests were intelligence-led and there was no immediate threat to the public.

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