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Gatwick and west London arrests over Syria-related terror offences

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A man, 24, has been arrested at Gatwick Airport and a woman, 20, in west London on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, West Midlands Police says.

There was "no risk to any passengers at Gatwick Airport or to the wider public" related to the arrests, the force said.

The man was detained by counter-terrorism officers before boarding a flight. The pair are now being held at a police station in the West Midlands.

Searches are being carried out at two addresses in Birmingham, police said.