'Terror' arrests: Met Police given more time to quiz suspects

Police have been given more time to question two women arrested on Thursday on suspicion of terrorism offences.

They were held in London - a 26-year-old as she tried to board a Heathrow flight to Istanbul in Turkey and a 27-year-old in the north of the city.

They were held on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism.

The Met Police have until Thursday to question the women after magistrates granted a warrant allowing more time.

Police said both of the arrests were intelligence-led rather than in response to an immediate threat or risk.

Detectives also searched two addresses in north and north-west London.

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