Terrorism suspects arrested in Essex

Two people have been arrested in Essex in connection with suspected terrorism in Syria.

Police say they arrested a 37-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman on Wednesday, on suspicion of "being involved in the commission, preparation and instigation" of terrorism. They have been taken to a police station in London for questioning.

Officers made the arrests as part of a series of searches at various UK locations. Scotland Yard said: "The searches are ongoing and we are unable to provide more details at this stage.