20th Sep, 2017

Two men arrested at Birmingham Airport on terror offences

OFFICERS from the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command have arrested two men at Birmingham Airport.

The men, aged 40 and 29, and both UK nationals, were arrested on Thursday, September 7, morning after disembarking a flight from Istanbul, Turkey.

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.

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.

As a precaution, the 40-year-old was taken to a London hospital for a medical assessment, where he currently remains.

The 29-year-old has been taken to a London police station, where he currently remains in police custody.

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