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Man arrested on suspicion of terrorism offence

News   •   Jun 13, 2018 17:26 BST

Detectives from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command have arrested a man on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

The man, a 29-year-old Finnish national, was stopped by police officers under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 at approximately 23:05hrs on Sunday, 10 June, as he attempted to board a connecting flight at Heathrow Airport.

The arrest does not relate to offences at the airport.

He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts at around 05:00hrs on 11 June, and held in custody under the Terrorism Act at a south London police station.

Counter terrorism detectives were granted a warrant of further detention yesterday, Tuesday, 12 June. This will expire at approximately 23:00hrs on Sunday, 17 June.