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Two men arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of terrorism offences

The men – both aged 21 and from Leicester and Birmingham – were detained after landing on a flight from Turkey.
Jul 1st 2017, 1:59 PM 14,527 20

TWO MEN HAVE been arrested at Heathrow Airport in London on suspicion of terrorism offences.

The men – both aged 21 and from Leicester and Birmingham – were detained just after 10am today, having landed on a flight from Turkey.

They are being transported back to the West Midlands for questioning on suspicion of preparing for terrorist acts. The pair have been detained under Police and Criminal Evidence Act legislation.

West Midlands Police said the arrests were intelligence-led and there was no immediate threat to the public.

Separately, three other men were arrested in London on suspicion of plotting a terror attack.

Read: Three men arrested in London on suspicion of plotting terror attack

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