Rochdale Councillor's son held in Syria

One of the nine Britons detained in Turkey for allegedly trying to cross the border into Syria is the son of a Labour councillor.

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Police search Councillor's house as son is detained in Turkey

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Police are searching the house of Rochdale Labour Councillor Shakil Ahmed after his son Waheed is being held in Turkey for trying to cross the border into Syria.

Waheed Ahmed was part of a group of five adults and four children, who are related, that are being returned to the UK after they were stopped in Hatay province on Wednesday.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said officers were trying to establish their reason for travelling to the Syrian border.

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