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Four Brits held in Kenya after taking pictures in airport

Four Britons have been detained by Kenyan authorities on "suspicion of terror offences" after taking pictures in an airport.

The four British men were reportedly arrested in Nairobi Credit: Google Maps

According to The Sun, the men were arrested in Nairobi and taken for questioning after sparking the terror alert on March 12.

Ian Glover, 46, Steve Gibson, 60, Eddie Swift and Paul Abbott, both 47, were reportedly taking photos of planes as they took off from Wilson Airport as they sat in a bar. It is understood they thought they had been granted permission from airport staff, but were arrested and charged with using a mobile phone app to monitor flights and trespassing.

Mr Swift's brother Peter told the newspaper the men were "just chaps who like taking pictures of planes".

"It's blindingly obvious they weren't doing anyone any harm and weren't plotting anything. None of them would harm a fly," he added.

The Foreign Office confirmed it was aware of the arrests of four British nationals, saying it was in contact with Kenyan authorities and was "ready to provide consular assistance."


US President Barack Obama arrives in Ethiopia

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Ethiopia on the latest stop of his visit to Africa.

He was met Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and other senior dignitaries.

President Obama arrives in Ethiopia aboard Air Force One Credit: Reuters

Earlier, before leaving Kenya, Mr Obama told crowds gathered he was proud to be the first Kenyan-American president and said there was "no limit to what you can achieve".

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