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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

Man arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of terror offences

Planes at Heathrow Airport. Credit: PA

A man has been arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences.

The 29-year-old was arrested as he was about to board a flight to Saudi Arabia.

The man is being held by officers from Scotland Yard's Counter-Terrorism Command on suspicion of possessing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

A west London home is being searched and Scotland Yard said several electronic devices have been seized for analysis.

The man is being questioned at a police station in London.

Doctor and two nurses charged over abortion death

A doctor and two nurses have been charged with the manslaughter of an Irish woman who had an abortion in London.

Dr Adedayo Adedeji, 62, Gemma Pullen, 31, and Margaret Miller, 54, will appear at Ealing Magistrates' Court in west London on June 19.

Scotland Yard confirmed the trio was charged with manslaughter after an Irish woman had an abortion in early 2012. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

All three have been charged with "manslaughter by gross negligence and failing to take reasonable care of other persons who may be affected by acts or omissions at work", Scotland Yard announced.

The 32-year-old woman from Ireland had an abortion at a clinic in Ealing, west London, in January 2012.


Counter terror police: 'Several attack plots disrupted'

The senior national coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing has said that 'several attack were plots disrupted' last year amid a slew of arrests.

Counter terror police: 'Several attack plots disrupted'. Credit: PA

Last year's arrest figures demonstrate a considerable increase in volume, range and pace of counter-terrorism activity in the UK.

We have been running exceptionally high numbers of investigations, the likes of which we have not seen for many years.

Several attack plots have been disrupted, of various sophistication; from individuals planning to carry out lone attacks to more complex conspiracies, the majority seemingly directed by or inspired by terrorism overseas.

The partnership between police and MI5 is very effective, and we are experiencing very strong support from the communities.

– Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing Helen Ball

Police admit Mark Duggan stop tactic was not reviewed

Mr Duggan was shot by a Scotland Yard marksman after armed officers stopped the taxi in which he was travelling in Tottenham in August 2011. Credit: ITV News

Scotland Yard ignored recommendations to review a controversial "hard stop" police tactic that was employed against Mark Duggan when he was shot in 2011, sparking rioting across the country, it has emerged.

The Metropolitan Police had been advised to review its use of the "high risk option" in 2005 by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the BBC's Panorama programme has found.

The pre-planned "hard stop" tactic sees armed officers deliberately intercept a vehicle to confront suspects.

Scotland Yard has conceded it was wrong not to have reviewed the tactic at the time, but said an "interim review" had now been completed by the College of Policing.

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