Police quiz Syria suspects

Police have been granted warrants of further detention for two people arrested at Heathrow airport over allegations of terrorism and the kidnapping of a British photographer in Syria.

View all 6 updates ›

Two arrested at Heathrow to be questioned on kidnap

Two Britons arrested yesterday evening at Heathrow Airport and being held over terrorism allegations will be questioned about the kidnapping of a British photographer in Syria.

The man and woman arrested, both twenty-six, were held last night after arriving in the UK from Egypt.

Scotland Yard confirmed that one line of inquiry was whether the pair were involved in the abduction of a British photographer and his Dutch colleague.

Photographer John Cantlie, who had worked for the Sunday Times, and Dutchman Jeroen Oerlemans were both captured for a week. Mr Cantlie said that one of his captors had claimed to be an NHS doctor.

More top news