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Stansted passenger held under Terrorism Act

A man has been arrested and held under the Terrorism Act at Stansted Airport

A passenger has been arrested at Stansted Airport on suspicion of offences under the Terrorism Act.

The 34-year-old man, who is Swedish, was stopped after he arrived on a flight from Stockholm shortly before eight o'clock yesterday morning (Tuesday 19th).

He was then arrested on suspicion of being in possession of material containing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

He was taken to a police station in Essex where he is still in custody.

Cambridgeshire man returns from fighting against ISIS in Syria

Macer Gifford from Cambridgeshire left a comfortable life as a banker to join Kurdish fighters against

A British man who has just returned from fighting ISIS in Syria says the British government need to do more to support the Kurds and other groups to establish democracy in the country.

Macer Gifford from Cambridgeshire left a comfortable life as a banker to join Kurdish fighters, and compares the Islamic State to the threat posed by Fascism in the 1930s.

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Five arrested after man 'shot' in targeted attack

Officers say there is no risk to the wider public. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Five people have been arrested after a man was reportedly shot in Clacton.

It happened in Beach Road around 8.35pm last night (Wednesday 15 November).

A 24 year-old man, a 27 year-old man and a 28 year-old man, all from London, were arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms offences.

A 23 year-old man from Clacton and a 26 year-old woman from Great Bentley were also arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of firearms offences.

Police believe this was a targeted attack and that there is no risk to the wider public.

They are appealing for witnesses and for anyone who may have footage from the area.

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