Police given more time to question ex-Guantanamo Brit

Police have been given more time to question a former Guantanamo Bay detainee arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terror offences. Moazzam Begg from Birmingham is suspected of attending a terror training camp and facilitating terrorism abroad.

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Police: Naming Moazzam Begg 'does not imply any guilt'

A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said:

We can confirm that Moazzam Begg was arrested this morning.

We are confirming this name as a result of the anticipated high public interest to accredited media.

She added that naming Mr Begg does "not imply any guilt".

Head of investigations for West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit, Detective Superintendent Shaun Edwards, said earlier:

All four arrests are connected. They were pre-planned and intelligence led. There was no immediate risk to public safety.

We continue to urge anyone planning to travel to Syria to read the advice issued by the Foreign Office.

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