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Teenager arrested at Stansted over suspected terror offences

Stansted Airport. Credit: Press Association.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested attempting to board a flight at Stansted Airport.

The teenager, from Kent, was detained at about 4pm on Sunday, July 23, on suspicion of collection information which is likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

He was due to board a flight leaving from Stansted in Essex.


Long delays on the M11 near Stansted after crash

A multi-vehicle crash has caused major delays on the M11. Credit: Tony Scott / ITV News

There are a major delays on the M11 in Essex after a multi-vehicle crash.

The accident happened on the northbound carriageway between junction 7 for Harlow and Junction 8 for Bishop's Stortford.

Police and the air ambulance have been called to the scene and traffic is being held while they deal with the scene.

Highways England say the congestion is likely to remain until mid afternoon.

The southbound carriageway was also closed so the air ambulance could land.

There are fears people trapped in the traffic jam will miss flights at Stansted and there have been reports of people leaving cars and walking along the carriageway to get to the airport.

Highways England is warning that delays on the M11 in Essex may last until 4pm. Credit: Tony Scott / ITV News


Terror suspect arrested at Stansted appears in court

Aweys Faqey Credit: PA

A terror suspect who was arrested at Stansted Airport has appeared in court.

Somalian-born Aweys Faqey, of north London, is charged with preparing acts of terrorism after he was arrested on May 23.

Faqey has lived in the UK since 2013. He has a wife and give children in the Netherlands, and a wife and child in Kenya.

He has been remanded into custody.

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