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British couple found dead in Spain

A British couple have been found dead in Spain. The Foreign Office said the couple were discovered in the town of Alicante on the south eastern coast, a popular destination for tourists and expats.

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We can confirm the death of two British nationals in Alicante, Spain. We stand ready to provide consular assistance.

– Foreign Office


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CCTV shows British 'IS' teens arrested at Istanbul airport

CCTV footage shows three British teenagers suspected of planning to join Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, being arrested at Istanbul airport.

The three teens were arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts after being detained in Turkey and have since been bailed.

The suspects - two 17-year-old boys and one 19-year-old man, all from northwest London - were arrested on Saturday by officers from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command.


Keith Vaz: Flight of young to join IS 'on a much larger scale'

Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee Keith Vaz said the number of young people attempting to travel to Syria is "clearly" on a "much larger scale" that authorities initially envisaged.

Speaking today as two teenagers from London remain in custody after being detained in Istanbul for allegedly trying to join IS, he said it was vital for parents and authorities to be vigilant.

I welcome the action that has been taken by the Turkish authorities.

We need to prevent people going in the first place and that is why parents need to be vigilant but we also need cooperation from the Turkish authorities in order to stop them from going further.

We need to be vigilant. Clearly this flight of young people to Turkey in order to go to Syria is on a much larger scale than we envisaged.

– Keith Vaz
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British teens claimed 'planning to join IS' returned to UK

Two teenage boys from north-west London, and a third 19-year-old man, who were stopped in Turkey on their way to Syria are being held at a central London police station on suspicion of terrorism offences.

Scotland Yard confirmed the teenagers had returned to the UK today.

A Met police spokesman said: "Officers alerted the Turkish authorities who were able to intercept all three males, preventing travel to Syria.

"On Saturday, March 14 the three males returned to the UK and at approximately 11.10pm were arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts contrary to section five of the Terrorism Act 2006."

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