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Second arrest in Coventry over Syria terror offences

A second arrest has been made in Coventry Credit: PA

A second person was arrested in Coventry this afternoon on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.

The 29-year-old man was detained by officers from the force’s counter terrorism unit.

Officers are continuing with searches at three addresses in the Foleshill and Radford areas of the city in connection with the investigation.

The searches are being made under terrorism legislation.

A 28-year-old woman arrested earlier today has been bailed with strict conditions pending further enquiries.

The latest arrest was pre-planned and intelligence led and there is no risk to public safety.

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Syrian refugee mothers' stories tackle ISIS propaganda

Video report by ITV News Central reporter Chris Halpin

Latest figures show the number of women and girls leaving the UK to join the so-called Islamic State in Syria is rising.

Between July 2014 and July 2015 43 girls and women were thought to have fallen victim to radicalisation and travelled to the war torn country. Figures released today for the whole of last year show that had risen to 56.

Now it's hoped accounts from Syrian refugee mothers who've managed to escape the bombing and bloodshed for safety in the UK will deter anyone from risking their lives and going the other way. Chris Halpin reports.


Vigil to take place in Nottingham over Syria bombing

Anti-war activists protest in London Credit: sabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment

A vigil will be held in Nottingham tonight by those who are against the bombing of Syria.

It will take place on Bobbers Mill Road, outside the Vine Community Centre as some locals feel their MP should take account for voting to bomb Syria.

We believe Chris Leslie should publicly account for his actions.

Some local constituents have contacted him for meetings, but have only been offered appointments for telephone discussions.

– Richard Buckwell, Vice Chair if Nottingham Stop the War

It comes after more than 100 people turned out to a vigil at the clock tower in Leicester to protest against potential airstrikes on Syria.


Notts MP says he's not terrorist sympathiser

John Mann, the Labour MP for Bassetlaw, is opposed to bombing ISIL targets in Syria. Today he hit back on social media at claims made by the Prime Minister that MPs like him, who will vote against the motion, are terrorist sympathisers.

Woman arrested on suspicion of engaging in terrorism has been released on bail

Birmingham airport Credit: PA

A woman arrested on 29 July on suspicion of preparing to travel to Syria has been released on conditional bail while an investigation continues.

The 30-year-old woman from Leicester was detained at Birmingham Airport by officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit at 9.40am.

The woman has been bailed with conditions to live and sleep at a specified address, abide by an overnight curfew, report to a police station twice a week and surrender her passport and any other travel documents.

Officers continue to work with partner agencies to safeguard the welfare of three children who were with the woman at the time of her arrest.

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