UK Man in his 20s is arrested on suspicion of terrorism

Man in his 20s is arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences after arriving in the UK on a flight from Turkey

He was arrested at Heathrow after arriving on flight from Turkey, Met Police said man in his 20s remains in custody at south London police station

The British man, who had arrived on a flight from Turkey, was apprehended by counter terrorism detectives in a pre-planned operation at around 6.10pm yesterday, said the Met Police.

He was arrested on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts – in relation to alleged offending in Syria – encouragement of terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications.

The suspect remains in custody at a police station in south London.

In a statement, the force said: Counter terrorism detectives have arrested a man at an airport in London in a pre-planned operation.

Officers from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command arrested the man, aged in his 20s, at Heathrow Airport at approximately 18.11hrs, Wednesday, 3 February.

The Met Police added: The Section 5 arrest relates to suspected offending in Syria.

The man, a British national, had arrived on a flight from Turkey.

He was arrested under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and taken into custody at a south-London police station, where he currently remains.

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