Police arrest man at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of planning terror acts

36-year-old in custody at west London police station after being detained upon arrival

Peter Walker
Thursday 16 February 2017 21:27 GMT
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The 36-year-old man is in custody, awaiting a potential charge, in a west London police station
The 36-year-old man is in custody, awaiting a potential charge, in a west London police station (PA Images)

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A man has been arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of planning acts of terror.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command say they arrested the 36-year-old this afternoon, in line with Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006, after he arrived into the airport.

He is in custody at a west London police station.

A Met Police spokesman said they could not speculate as to whether he will be charged with an offence overnight.

It follows a 50-year-old man being arrested on suspicion of committing a terrorist act, after arriving from Cairo, at the busy airport hub last month.

A 29-year-old man was also arrested under the Terrorism Act last year before he was due to fly to Saudi Arabia.

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