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Birmingham terror arrests: 2 men held

Two men from Birmingham, who police believe travelled to Syria last year, have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

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Birmingham terror arrests: two men not an immediate threat

Police have told ITV News Central that two Birmingham men arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after travelling to Syria, did not pose an immediate threat.

It is understood that officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit were unarmed when they detained the pair, both aged 21, at Heathrow Airport this afternoon.

The men, who are from Handsworth, are being questioned on suspicion of preparation for preparation for acts of terrorism contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2005.

Officers believe the men travelled to Syria in May last year.

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