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Police have warned people that they could face prosecution if they travel to fight in conflicts in warzones after four people were arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.
Detective Chief Superintendent Tony Mole, Head of the North West Counter Terrorism Unit, reassured the public that the arrests were not linked to any imminent threats to the UK, adding:
Four people have been arrested by police on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism in Syria
Two men aged 29 and 18 both from Levenshulme, and a 21-year-old woman from Trafford are in custody, Greater Manchester Police said.
A 29-year-old man from Oxford has been arrested by the South East Counter Terrorism Unit on suspicion of the same offence.
Police said a number of properties were now being searched as part of the investigation.
Three men and one woman have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in travelling to or supporting fighting in war-zones, Greater Manchester Police said today.