West Midlands Police given more time over Dover terror arrests

West Midlands Police officers
Image caption The suspects are being held at a West Midlands police station

Police have been granted more time to question six people arrested in Dover on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.

The five men and one woman, who are all in their 20s, were detained at about 08:00 BST on Friday.

They are being held at a police station in the West Midlands.

West Midlands Police said officers now had until 08:00 on 10 April to charge, release or apply for another warrant of a further detention.

'No immediate risk'

The force said the suspects were all detained in the departure zone of the south coast port.

Four of the men arrested are from Birmingham - a 25-year-old from Small Heath, two 26-year-olds from Acocks Green and Alum Rock and a 28-year-old from Lozells - police said.

A man aged 26 and a 23-year-old woman of no fixed address are also being held.

The force said: "The suspects, who are not a family group and were not accompanied by children, did not pose any immediate risk to public safety.

"The arrests are part of an ongoing investigation."

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