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UPDATE: Man arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences

News   •   Jul 26, 2019 13:17 BST

A man arrested by detectives from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command has been bailed to return to a Sussex police station in late August.

Officers arrested the 51-year-old man at Gatwick Airport on Wednesday, 24 July, at approximately 19:40hrs, on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts, contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

Officers at the airport conducted a Schedule 7 port stop and subsequently arrested the man. He was taken into custody at a Sussex police station and today released on bail.

Enquiries are ongoing.

This is not linked to a UK-based threat or threat to the airport.