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Counter-terrorism police arrest man at Standsted Airport

File photo of armed police outside London Stansted airport. Credit: PA

A man has been arrested at Standsted Airport on suspicion he planned to travel to Syria.

The 37-year-old, who has not been identified, was detained by counter-terrorism police before boarding a flight to Turkey on Tuesday evening.

He was arrested on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism and is being held at a south London police station.

Officers are searching two residential addresses in the north of the city.

Scotland Yard said his arrest was not connected to the Manchester Arena attack on Monday.

Ariana Grande 'flies home to Florida' after terror attack

Ariana Grande performing at the American Music Awards last year. Credit: AP

Ariana Grande has reportedly flown home to Florida after the deadly terror attack at her Manchester Arena concert.

The US singer, 23, was said to be "broken" by the explosion that killed 22 people and injured 59 others.

She is yet to confirm whether her two shows at the O2 Arena in London on Thursday and Friday will go ahead.

Grande's Dangerous Woman tour was also due to visit Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, Japan and Thailand before coming to a close Hong Kong in September.


Hospitals overwhelmed by dozens of injured concert goers

Twelve children under the age of 16 were among the 59 casualties taken to hospital after the terror attack at Manchester Arena.

David Ratcliffe, medical director of the North West Ambulance Service, said 12 patients were taken by ambulance to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

A total of eight hospitals in Greater Manchester are treating the injured.

It is not known how many children were among walking wounded who went to hospitals.

Campaigning suspended as world leaders pay respects

  • Video report by ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen

Leaders of political parties did not hesitate to suspend General Election campaigning in the wake of the terror attack in Manchester.

Instead, from politicians at home and abroad, there were messages of support for the dead, the grieving and the city of Manchester.

US President Donald Trump denounced those responsible for the atrocity as "evil losers" and pledged America's "absolute solidarity" with the people of the United Kingdom.

Campaigning for the 8 June vote will remain suspended for a second day on Wednesday.

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