Two men and three women from Walsall have appeared in court shared with Syria related terror offences.Read the full story ›
Three people from Walsall have been arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.
Two men, aged 21 and 27, and one woman, aged 21, were detained at their home addresses at about 6am this morning.
West Midlands Police said the arrests were pre-planned and intelligence led. There was no immediate threat to public safety, police added.
Searches are being carried out at eight associated addresses in the Walsall area and one in Moseley, Birmingham.
An unemployed student from Coventry has been jalied for six years after being found guilty of trying to join Islamic State fighters in Syria.
20 year-old Zakariyah Ishaq had already received police mentoring to turn him away from radicalisation - but he slipped out of the country to try to become a jihadist. Jane Hesketh reports
Ashiq left the UK on November 6 last year by bus from Victoria Station in London and made his way across the Channel to Amsterdam.
He continued his journey via Frankfurt in Germany and Bulgaria to Jordan.
But when he failed to cross the border into Syria, he flew back to Heathrow, where he was arrested on November 20th.
An unemployed student from Coventry has been jailed for 6 years after being found guilty of trying to join Islamic State fighters in Syria.Read the full story ›
A man from Coventry has been jailed for six years for trying to join Islamic State.
Zakariya Ashiq, from Foleshill, was previously found guilty of preparing for terrorist acts and assisting others to prepare for terrorism in a week-long trial at the Old Bailey in London.
He left the UK in November but failed to gain entry to Syria and was arrested on his return to Heathrow.
The jury heard recordings on Zakariya Ashiq's phone, one of which said: 'The second I get a chance I am doing Martyrdom'.Read the full story ›
A man from Coventry, who was intent on martyring himself while fighting alongside friends in Syria, has been convicted of preparing for terrorist acts.
Zakariya Ashiq, from Foleshill, was also found guilty of assisting others to prepare for terrorism in a week-long trial at the Old Bailey in London.
Lat November, the unemployed 20-year-old failed in his attempt to join Islamic State and was arrested when he returned to the UK.
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Police have been granted more time to continue questioning three men arrested in Dover last Friday on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.
Officers now have until next Friday to charge or release the suspects, who are all in their 20s and from Birmingham.
The men were part of a group of six ? five men and one woman ? detained at the port.
Two of the men are longer suspected of terrorism offences have been handed over to immigration authorities for further investigation. The woman was released without charge.
Police have been given more time to question six people who were arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.
The five men and one woman, who are all in their 20s, were detained in the departure zone of the port of Dover on Friday morning.
Four of the men are from Birmingham while the others have no fixed address. They are currently being held in a police station in the West Midlands.
Officers now have until next Friday, 10 April, to charge, release or apply for another warrant of further detention.
Police said the investigation was ongoing and that the suspects, who are not a family group and were not accompanied by children, did not pose an immediate risk to public safety.