Wednesday 22 January 2020

Counter-terrorism officers arrest man at Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport. (Stock image)
Gatwick Airport. (Stock image)

Counter-terrorism officers have arrested a man at Gatwick Airport on suspicion of Syria-related offences.

The 24-year-old was detained before boarding a flight, West Midlands Police said.

A woman aged 20 has also been arrested at an address in west London.

The pair are being held at a police station in the West Midlands, while searches are being carried out at two addresses in Birmingham.

A police statement said: "There was no risk to any passengers at Gatwick Airport or to the wider public in relation to these arrests."

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