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Man arrested upon arrival at Luton Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences

Man arrested upon arrival at Luton Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences

A 40-year-old man was arrested upon arrival at Luton Airport on Wednesday (June 7) on suspicion of a number of terrorism offences. Police have said that the offences are Islamist-related.

The man flew from Kosovo to Luton, and was arrested upon arrival. He was taken to a Bedfordshire Police station, and has since been bailed until next month.

As part of the investigation, a residential address in Watford was searched. The Met Police have now confirmed that searches have been completed, and enquiries continue.

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A Met Police spokesperson said: “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 Wednesday, 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.”

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