Britons detained by Kenya police

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Two Britons have been arrested in Kenya, near the border with Somalia.

The pair, believed to be from Cardiff, were arrested on Sunday. Their families have been notified.

A South Wales Police spokesman said: "These persons are being detained under Kenyan law and the force is liaising with local law enforcement to establish the circumstances of their detention."

The Foreign Office said it was aware of reports of the arrests and was seeking normal consular access.

South Wales Police said its officers were in contact with both the Foreign Office and the British Embassy in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

"The identities of these persons have yet to be formally confirmed, both are believed to be from the Cardiff area. The families of these persons have been notified," the police spokesman said.

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