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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.


Full report: Coventry student gets 6 years for trying to join Islamic State

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


How Coventry student tried to join Islamic State

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.

Coventry man jailed after preparing for terrorist acts

A man from Coventry has been jailed for six years for trying to join Islamic State.

Zakariya Ashiq Credit: Facebook

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.

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