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Teenager facing 'Syria-related' terror offences is bailed

  • 2 June 2014
  • From the section UK
Heathrow Airport terminal
Police say the arrest was "not in response to any immediate risk or threat"

A teenager who was arrested at Heathrow airport on suspicion of "Syria-related" terror offences has been released on bail, police have said.

The man, 19, was detained on Saturday by counter-terror officers on suspicion of "preparing for acts of terrorism".

Metropolitan Police officers have since completed a search at an address in Camden, north London.

Scotland Yard said the arrest was "not in response to any immediate risk or threat".

A second man who was arrested in a separate incident at the airport on Saturday is still being held in custody, police said.

The British national was arrested on suspicion of assisting terrorism in Syria as he entered the UK and is being detained at a south-London police station.

The 20-year-old was arrested on suspicion of an offence under section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2006 - namely sending money/property overseas for the purposes of assisting terrorism in Syria.

Police have said the two arrests are not connected.

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