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Magistrates have granted West Midlands Police more time to question a man and a woman from Berkshire arrested on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism in the UK.
Detectives from the West Midlands Counter terrorism Unit appeared before Westminster Magistrates Court in London via video link earlier today to submit their warrant for further detention of the man and woman. The 24-year-old man from Reading and 23-year-old woman from Wokingham were arrested on Thursday 28th May.
A man and a woman from Berkshire arrested by West Midlands Police on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism in the United Kingdom, remain in police custody.
The 24-year-old man from Reading and 23-year-old woman from Wokingham were detained at around 7.30pm on Thursday 28th May. It is believed that the pair are friends. They were arrested in an operation by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit assisted by officers from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit.
In a statement released today the West Midlands police force said that the pair will remain in custody while inquiries continue. Police emphasized that the man and woman posed no imminent threat.
Counter-terrorism police have arrested four British men at Gatwick Airport.
Officers detained the men, in their 30s, after they were refused entry to Turkey last week, Scotland Yard said. They were arrested under the Civil Aviation Act 1982 after being flown back to the UK on Saturday, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.
He said: "On Saturday May 2, officers from the Met's counter-terrorism command arrested four men aged 36, 38, 37 and 32. They were arrested for an offence under the Civil Aviation Act 1982. The men were taken to south London police stations and bailed to return to a date in mid-June."
The men were stopped at Antalya airport in Turkey on April 29, police said. It is not known why the Turkish authorities refused them entry.
Police continue to question six people arrested in Dover on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, West Midlands Police said.
The five men and one woman, who are all in their 20s, were detained around 8am yesterday in the departure zone of the south coast port. They are currently being held at a police station in the West Midlands area.
West Midlands Police said four of the men are from Birmingham, while the fifth man aged 26 and a woman aged 23 are of no fixed address. The force said the suspects, who are not a family group and were not accompanied by children, did not pose any immediate risk to public safety. The arrests are part of an on-going investigation. Police are continuing to search a number of addresses in Birmingham.
Police have been given more time to question five terror suspects, three of them arrested in Dover.
Two of the men, aged 33 and 43, were arrested in Dover at 11.30pm on Sunday by Scotland Yard anti-terror officers with armed support officers and Kent Police, while a 28-year-old man was arrested at the same port on Monday morning.
Under the same operation, two men, aged 24 and 40, were arrested on Monday in east London. All five are being held on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
Police are also carrying out searches at two addresses in North Wales as part of the investigation.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command have arrested five men on suspicion of commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
Officers from the MPS Counter Terrorism Command, supported by officers from Kent police and the MPS Specialist Firearms Command stopped a vehicle going outbound at Dover port at 23:30hrs on Sunday 30th November.
A 33-year-old man and a 43-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the Commission, Preparation or Instigation of acts of Terrorism. A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of people trafficking offences.
A further 12 men and one woman, who were stopped in the same vehicle, were arrested on suspicion of immigration offences by Immigration Enforcement officers.
Today, Monday 1st December, a 24 year-old man and a 40-year-old man were arrested in east London on suspicion of being concerned in the Commission, Preparation or Instigation of acts of Terrorism.
At approximately 08:30hrs today a 28-year-old man was arrested at Dover port on suspicion of being concerned in the Commission, Preparation or Instigation of acts of Terrorism.
All been taken to a central London police station where they remain in custody.
Four addresses in east London and one in south London are being searched today as part of the investigation.
This operation is not in response to any immediate threat.
A 36-year-old man from Southampton has been charged with an offence under the Terrorism Act, following a joint investigation by Hampshire Constabulary and the South East Counter Terrorism Unit.
Mark Colborne, of Butts Road, Sholing, was charged on Monday night with engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts contrary to section 5(1) of the Terrorism Act 2006He was remanded in custody to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court today.
This charge follows an arrest and search at an address in Butts Road on June 3 this year._ It is not part of a wider investigation and there is no threat to the local community.
A 30-year-old Hampshire man has been charged with an offence under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act relating to the preparation of terrorist acts. Mashudur Rahman Choudhury was arrested at Gatwick Airport last Saturday.
He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this morning. Chief Inspector Inspector Beth Pirie, from Hampshire Police, said: 'I’d like to reassure the community in Hampshire that the charge relates to activity overseas and there is no perceived threat to the local community.'
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