Man arrested at Heathrow Airport over suspected terror offences

20:56 12 November 2012

The future of Heathrow Airport will be examined by the commission. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The future of Heathrow Airport will be examined by the commission. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A man was arrested at Heathrow Airport today in connection with an investigation into suspected terrorist activity in Syria.

The 24-year-old was detained at 8.45am on touchdown from a flight from Bahrain on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

He was initially stopped by immigration officials at 8am.

He has been taken to a south London police station awaiting interview by officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command.

One man was previously charged on October 16 in connection with this investigation.

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