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Man arrested for terrorism offences following airport stop

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Man arrested for terrorism offences following airport stop

As part of an investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, a 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of collecting information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, contrary to section 58 Terrorism Act (TACT), 2000.

The man was initially stopped on Tuesday, 7 June under schedule 7, TACT 2000, after he arrived into the UK at Luton on a flight from Kosovo. He was subsequently arrested and taken to a local Bedfordshire police station and has since been released on bail to a date in early July.

The arrest is Islamist-related.

As part of the investigation, officers also carried out a search at a residential address in the Watford area. All searches are now complete and enquiries continue.

+ Communities defeat terrorism, and information from the public is vital to counter terrorism investigations. If you see or hear something unusual or suspicious and think someone may be engaging in terrorist activity, trust your instincts and act by reporting it in confidence at the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321. In an emergency, dial 999.

Visit the ACT Early website at www.actearly.ukto find out how you can seek help and support for anyone who you suspect may be being radicalised.