LONDON — A 44-year-old man from Hertfordshire was arrested by anti-terror authorities on a return trip from Iraq at Gatwick Airport.
The arrest occurred on Thursday when the man was taken to a London police station for questioning over alleged accusations of plotting terrorist activities.
A London police representative released the following statement:
Officers from the MPS Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) yesterday, Thursday 9 February, attended Gatwick Airport and stopped a 44-year-old man from Hertfordshire under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act after he disembarked from a flight from Iraq.
As a result of enquiries during the stop a decision was made to arrest the man under section 5 of the Terrorism Act – suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts. The man was arrested under PACE and taken to a central London police station where he remains in custody.
A 31-year-old man was also arrested the same day in east Norfolk. London authorities suspected the individual of fundraising for a terrorist organization.
There is no apparent link between the two arrests.
H/T: Daily Mail
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