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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".

Police see rise in hate crimes after Manchester attack

Northamptonshire Police HQ. Credit: ITV News Anglia

There's been a rise in the number of hate crimes being reported in Northamptonshire since last week's terror attack in Manchester, according to the county's police force.

Officers say they're monitoring the situation and have urged people to keep coming forward if they're targeted.

They've also confirmed that they'll continue to be on patrol at large events this weekend.

Over the next few days, we will be continuing our focus on patrolling crowded places, religious establishments, transport hubs and large events, and in those communities which may feel more vulnerable.

We have seen a rise in the number of hate crimes and incidents reported to us over the past week and we are continuing to monitor this. We want people to feel confident in reporting incidents where they or others have been targeted because of who they are or what they believe in.

– Chief Inspector Lara Alexander-Lloyd, Northamptonshire Police


Armed police board the region's trains amid terror fears

Armed officers will become a more familiar sight on the region's trains. Credit: British Transport Police.

Armed police are to patrol the region's trains for the first time, following the increase in the UK's terror threat level.

British Transport Police said officers would be deployed from this afternoon (Thursday) to ensure the public was kept safe on the rail network.

A spokesman said travellers should feel comforted by their presence and urged passengers to speak to them if they had any worries.

The move follows the government's decision to increase the terror threat level to critical following Monday's suicide bombing at a music concert in Manchester.

"Since the devastating events in Manchester on Monday evening, our force has radically increased the presence of our officers nationwide.

“By having firearms officers on board trains we’re ensuring that trains remain as safe as possible for passengers. Our patrols will be highly visible and passengers should feel comforted by their presence. Please do speak to them if you have any concerns at all.

“It is important to note that we do not have any specific intelligence in relation to train services but are taking this action to ensure we can protect and reassure the public.”

– Paul Crowther, Chief Constable, British Transport Police.

Anglia region remembers Manchester terror victims in one minute's silence

Communities across the region observed the national one minute's silence this morning to remember the victims of the Manchester terror attack.

This was the scene in Cambridge, Ipswich, Norwich and Peterborough.

If you have images or video from silences elsewhere in the region, send them to

Sisters talk about their Manchester terror nightmare

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia report Russell Hookey

Two sisters from Northamptonshire have been talking about being caught up in the terror attack at Manchester Arena.

17-year-old Brook Page and her 11-year-old sister Adele, from Milton Malsor, were at the Ariana Grande concert where a suicide bomber murdered 22 people and injured dozens more.

They've spoken about how they escaped from the venue and the support they're getting now to help them come to terms with what they've been through.

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