Hertfordshire man held at Gatwick Airport under Terrorism Act

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Image caption The man was arrested after arriving at Gatwick on a flight from Iraq

A man has been arrested at Gatwick Airport on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts.

The 44-year-old from Hertfordshire was detained at the West Sussex airport on Thursday after getting off a flight from Iraq, Scotland Yard said.

He was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command under Section Five of the Terrorism Act.

He was taken to a central London police station where he remains in custody.

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