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Two women arrested for trying to travel to Syria

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Two women have been arrested for trying to travel to Syria to join a proscribed organisation.

The pair, aged 16 and 20, were arrested in central London on Sunday evening on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts.

Officers from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command arrested a 20-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts, namely travelling to Syria to join a proscribed organisation.

They were arrested in central London at approximately 9pm on Sunday, August 21. Both were taken into custody at a central London police station.

– A Scotland Yard spokesperson

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