Terror arrests at Heathrow

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command have arrested a 26-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

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Ronke Phillips on the Heathrow terror arrests

Two people are being questioned about the kidnapping of a British photographer in Syria.

The man and woman were arrested at Heathrow Airport. Scotland Yard is investigating whether one of those arrested is an NHS doctor.

Ronke Phillips discussed the latest developments with Nina Hossain.

Britons to be questioned over kidnap in Syria

Two Britons arrested on terrorism charges at Heathrow Airport are suspected of involvement in the kidnap of a British photographer in Syria.

Scotland Yard has confirmed that the pair - who were detained at the airport after arriving on a flight from Egypt last night - will be questioned over the abduction of John Cantile.

He was held for a week in Syria, after being abducted together with a Dutch photographer.

Mr Cantlie said that one of his captors had claimed to be an NHS doctor, telling the Daily Mail that he had a south London accent and had used saline drips with NHS logos on them. The pair of photojournalists eventually managed to escape with the help of rebel fighters.


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