Two held over Syria-related 'terror offences'

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Two men have been arrested in Walsall on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, West Midlands Police said.

The pair, aged 25 and 32, were detained after officers searched a number of properties in the area.

The men are being held on suspicion of the preparation, commission or instigation of terrorist-related offences.

Their arrests are part of an ongoing investigation and there is no immediate threat to the public, the force said.

Under terrorism legislation officers have an initial 48 hours to question the suspects before charging, releasing or applying for a warrant of further detention.