Two arrested at Heathrow over Syria terror offences

Two people have been arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences connected to Syria.

The married couple, from Walsall, were detained at about 22:30 GMT on Tuesday as they got off a flight from Istanbul, West Midlands Police said.

The man, 20, and the woman, 19, are in custody in the West Midlands and are being questioned on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism.

Police said there has been no risk to the safety of the flight.

Two addresses in Walsall have been searched, police added.

Officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit stopped the couple as they got off the plane.

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