Essex

Counter-terror police make arrest at Stansted Airport

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Image caption The man was stopped by Eastern Region Counter Terrorism Police

A Swedish man has been arrested by counter-terrorism police after getting off a flight at Stansted Airport, the Metropolitan Police said.

The passenger, who is 34, arrived on a flight from Stockholm which landed at 08:00 GMT on Tuesday.

He was arrested on suspicion of having material likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, police said.

He is being questioned at a police station in Essex.

The Met's Counter Terrorism Command is investigating.

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