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Stansted passenger held under Terrorism Act

A man has been arrested and held under the Terrorism Act at Stansted Airport

A passenger has been arrested at Stansted Airport on suspicion of offences under the Terrorism Act.

The 34-year-old man, who is Swedish, was stopped after he arrived on a flight from Stockholm shortly before eight o'clock yesterday morning (Tuesday 19th).

He was then arrested on suspicion of being in possession of material containing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

He was taken to a police station in Essex where he is still in custody.

Terror teenager arrested at Stansted is released

A teenager arrested at Stansted Airport has been released. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A 16-year-old boy arrested at Stansted Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences has been freed pending further investigation.

The teenager was detained by counter-terrorism officers on Sunday as he prepared to board an international flight.

Police say he was arrested "on suspicion of the collection of information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terror".

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