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Man arrested at Stansted charged with terror offences

File photo of armed police outside London Stansted airport Credit: PA

A man who was arrested at Stansted Airport on suspicion that he planned to travel to Syria last Tuesday has been charged under the Terrorism Act.

Aweys Faqey, 37, of north London, has been charged with preparing acts of terrorism and is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday afternoon.

Scotland Yard previously said his arrest was not connected to the Manchester Arena attack.

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Terror suspect arrested on return from Istanbul

A man who has been arrested at Stansted airport on suspicion of being involved in terrorism offences was returning from Istanbul, Turkey.

Officers for the Metropoiltan Police's Counter Terrorism Command stopped the 21-year-old at 8.40pm on Sunday 19 January following his return from Istanbul via Stuttgart, Germany.

He was subsequently arrested by officers at 1.10am today and taken to a London police station where he remains in custody.

The arrest was not in response to any immediate threat or risk.

Detectives have carried out searches of three addresses in connection with the investigation, Scotland Yard said.

Flights begin landing at Stansted Airport

A Stansted spokesman said flights were landing again from around late morning, after a period of around three hours when no touchdowns were possible.

Earlier this morning an arriving Gulfstream G550 was involved in an incident that has resulted in some damage to our ILS. The aircraft landed safely.

As a result of this incident and low visibility, there have been restrictions on arriving flights. However, the fog has now lifted and arriving flights are now being accepted.

Departing flights are unaffected at this time but there could be delays and cancellations later in the day as a result of the earlier disruption to inbound aircraft.

– Stansted spokesman

Stansted Airport: Engineers working to resolve delays and cancellations

Stansted Airport has said flights will be subject to delay and cancellations and is advising passengers to check their flight status on its airline website.

Earlier this morning an arriving Gulfstream G550 was involved in an incident that has resulted in some damage to our ILS (instrument landing system).

The aircraft landed safely.

As a result of this incidentand low visibility there have been restrictions on arriving flights.

However, the fog has now lifted and arriving flights are now being accepted.

Departing flights are unaffected at this time but there could be delays and cancellations later in the day as a result of the earlier disruption to inbound aircraft.

We apologise for theinconvenience this has caused.

– Stansted Airport statement

In a statement, the airport said NATS, which is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the ILS equipment, have engineers on site and are currently working to the resolve the issue and return the airfield to normal operations as quickly as possible.

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Ryanair flights diverted to Birmingham and East Midlands

Due to a technical problem with landing system at Stansted Airport, and low visibility weather conditions flights are currently unable to land.

A number of aircraft have already diverted to Birmingham and East Midlands airports and customers are being transferred by coach back to Stansted.

Further disruptions are expected until this situation is rectified which is expected by midday.

Further delays and possible cancellations may occur due to this equipment failure, please click on the following links for further details of the diverted flights.

– Ryanair

Lightning strikes disrupt trains to Stansted Airport

Lightning strikes have disrupted train services to Stansted Airport this morning:

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