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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.

Cambridgeshire couple kidnapped in Nigeria are set free

David and Shirley Donovan Credit: New Foundations

A Cambridgeshire couple kidnapped in Nigeria have been set free the Foreign Office has confirmed.

Four Britons were abducted at around 2am local time from a small community on October 13.

One of them, Ian Squire, was killed before their release could be negotiated.

The other three, David Donovan and his wife Shirley Donovan from Cambridgeshire and Alanna Carson, were released following intervention by the British High Commission and Nigerian authorities. Mr Donovan use to work as a GP in March.

The Britons are believed to have been kidnapped in the Niger Delta region. Credit: AP

A statement issued on behalf of all the families involved said: “We are delighted and relieved that Alanna, David and Shirley have returned home safely. Our thoughts are now with the family and friends of Ian as we come to terms with his sad death.

“This has been a traumatic time for our loved ones who were kidnapped and for their families and friends here in the UK. We would therefore ask that the media respect our privacy as we come to terms with the news.

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