`Terror` pair held after getting off flight from Istanbul

Two men have been arrested at Birmingham Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences.

Sep 8, 2017

Two men have been arrested at Birmingham Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences. Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service`s (IMPS) Counter Terrorism Command held the pair after they got off a flight from Istanbul, Turkey, on Thursday (September 7). One of the men was taken to hospital for a medical assessment while the second is in custody at a police station in London. The duo, aged 40 and 29, are both UK nationals. The 40-year-old was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000. He was detained under the Terrorism Act 2000. The 29-year-old was arrested on suspicion of belonging to a proscribed organisation, which is an offence under section 11 of the Terrorism Act 2000. He was arrested under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act “As a precaution, the 40-year-old was taken to a London hospital for a medical assessment, where he currently remains,” a MPS spokesperson said. The force said enquiries are continuing.

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