Terrorism: Man, 38, arrested at Luton Airport

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Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command have arrested a man at Luton Airport.

The 38-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday after arriving in the United Kingdom on a flight from Turkey concerning many offences under the Terrorism Act.

The police said in a statement, "He was arrested in relation to offences under sections 15, 17, and 57 of the Terrorism Act, 2000 and was taken to a South London police station, where he currently remains in police custody."

His arrest is not unconnected to a similar arrest of a man in June at the same airport in relation to terrorism offences.

The man, 40, was apprehended on suspicion of collecting information of a kind likely useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

The man was arrested after arriving on a flight from Kosovo.

The same month, the unit also arrested a 16-year-old boy while trying to board a flight at Stanstead Airport on suspicion of terrorist offences.

Met Police said the arrests are connected to extreme Islamist ideology.

Communities defeat terrorism. If you see or hear something unusual or suspicious or you think someone may be engaging in terrorist activity, trust your instincts and ACT by reporting it atgov.uk/ACTor by calling the anti-terrorist hotline, in confidence, on 0800 789 321. In an emergency, always dial 999.

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