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Counter terrorism officers arrest man in Berkshire

Officers from the MPS Counter Terrorism Command have detained a man in Maidenhead. The man, 22, has been detained on suspicion of 'commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism'.

He is at present in custody in a central London police station. Officers are at present searching two residential addresses and one business address in Berkshire.

No firearms officers have been deployed during the course of today's pre-planned operation.

I understand that the local community may be concerned following today's operation. However, I would like to reassure everyone that today's activity is as a result of an ongoing investigation which was intelligence-led and there is no evidence to suggest that the community was at risk.

– Supt Bhupinder Rai


Two arrested for terrorism offences at Heathrow

A man and a woman have been detained by specialist officers at Heathrow Airport on the suspicion of "the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism".

It's understood that the couple were arrested after arriving on a flight into the airport.

Police are searching two separate addresses in East London as part of their inquiry.

"The arrests form part of an investigation into travel to Syria in support of alleged terrorist activity."

– Statement from the Metropolitan Police