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Counter-terror police arrest woman at Stansted Airport

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Image caption The woman is being held at a south London police station

A woman has been arrested by counter-terrorism police as she tried to leave the country from Stansted Airport, the Metropolitan Police has said.

The woman, who is 41, was attempting to board a flight to Sweden.

She was arrested at about 17:00 BST on suspicion of possession of a document likely to be useful for the purposes of terrorism, police said.

The Met's Counter Terrorism Command is investigating. She is being held at a south London police station.

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